Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth and Alan Rickman in new images from Gambit
Although most people will read the title ‘GAMBIT’ and think of the card-throwing member of the X-Men, sadly, this film is not about our favorite Cajun hero. Instead, this film is actually a remake of the 1966 film of the same name that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacClaine. This time around, Colin Firth plays a man that’s set out to rob a statue from one of the world’s richest man (Alan Rickman), who also happens to be his boss. To help him, he enlists the help of a woman (Cameron Diaz) that has a striking resemblance to the man’s ex-wife. Things get complicated when the woman starts to fall for the man she’s supposed to be stealing from. If there’s a positive in all of this, it’s that the script was written by the Coen Brothers, Ethan and Joel. Unfortunately, even their script isn’t going to save the film from Cameron Diaz.
GAMBIT stars Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Cameron Diaz, Stanley Tucci, Cloris Leachman and Anna Skellern. The Michael Hoffman directed film has already been released in England, but it still doesn’t have a United States release date, although early spring is probably a good estimate. (Kinopoisk)