Michael Hoffman’s Gambit is a remake of a 1966 heist film of the same name that starred Michael Caine (as a burglar) and Shirley MacLaine (as a showgirl that he recruits to assist him). Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz step into those roles in the remake, with Firth’s character being an art dealer this go around, and Diaz’s character now a rodeo cowgirl. The pair is out to con Firth’s loathsome boss, played by Alan Rickman. The Coen Brothers (who wrote the screenplay) vibe can be sensed throughout the trailer, which overall looks like a lot of fun. There is no US release date yet, though it will be released in the UK on November 21st.
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