Cameron Diaz to team with Colin Firth in Gambit

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Cameron Diaz has signed on to star alongside recent Academy Award nominee Colin Firth in the upcoming remake GAMBIT. This film, written by the Coen brothers and directed by Michael Hoffman, will follow a conman (Firth) who is trying to convince an art collector to buy a Monet rip-off. He enlists Diaz who will pose as a woman whose grandfather acquired the painting during WWII. The original film was made in 1966 and starred Michael Caine and Shirley Mclaine. Filming will start this spring.

I feel a little bad for Michael Caine because he’s at the point in his career where his earlier projects are now getting remade by Hollywood. This is the second, with the first being THE ITALIAN JOB and really there could be more because he’s been in a ton of films. Hollywood is a tough business to age in, but at least Caine is still going strong and getting work.

Cameron Diaz

Source: Deadline

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