Deadline is reporting that Cameron Diaz has been cast opposite Colin Firth in the upcoming remake of British heist film Gambit. The Last Station director Michael Hoffman is filming from a script by Joel and Ethan Coen. The original film starred Michael Cain and Shirley MacLaine. The film will shoot in London this May.
In Gambit, Firth will play a London art curator who, in a con involving a fake Monet painting, enlists the help of a Texas steer roper to be played by Diaz. The Coens are currently coming off a lot of buzz from the critical and commercial success of True Grit. This may explain why the project is just now picking up steam after being in development for years — including a period where Doug Limen was at one time tapped to direct the film.
Tags: Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth, Ethan Coen, Gambit, Joel Coen, Michael Caine