First Photo of Firth and Diaz in 'Gambit' and Two More Join the Cast
by Ethan Anderton
May 16, 2011
Last November we got word that director Michael Hoffman would be at the helm of the gestating Coen Brothers scripted remake of the 1966 caper Gambit and then Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz eventually signed on to star. Now we have a first look at the duo on set in the story of British art curator Harry Deane (Firth), who devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England's richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Alan Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. To bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Diaz) to pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.
Here's the image from the set of Gambit (via ComingSoon):
In addition, THR reports Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman have just been added to the cast as shooting is underway in London right now. Though their roles haven't been revealed, their addition to the cast is just more of a reason to see this film. Though I haven't been a fan of the work of Cameron Diaz lately, perhaps Colin Firth will force her to step her game a bit. And of course, a script from Joel and Ethan Coen doesn't hurt at all. Count me cautiously optimistic to see how this film plays out. How about you?