Cameron Diaz to Star Opposite Colin Firth in Remake of GAMBIT

     February 1, 2011


Cameron Diaz will co-star in Coen Brothers-scripted remake of the 1966 caper comedy Gambit.  According to THR, Colin Firth will play a “London art curator who plots an elaborate scheme to con a wealthy collector into buying a fake Monet painting. As part of the ruse, he recruits a Texas steer roper (Diaz) to play the part of a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.”  The roles in the original film were played by Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.

Diaz recently costarred in The Green Hornet and will next be seen in the comedy Bad Teacher with Justin Timberlake.  Shooting on Gambit is expected to begin this May in London with The Last Station director Michael Hoffman at the helm.

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  • Whitney Warren

    I hope Colin Firth does more American mainstream movies from now on.

  • christophercantos

    oh man, Doug Liman is directing this and i’m not really a big fan of him. i wish somebody like David Fincher direct this Coen Brother’s material. that would be a match made in heaven

  • christophercantos

    ohhh.. i didn’t get to read the last part. it’s nice that Doug Liman is not directing this. HURRAY!.

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