Cameron Diaz & Colin Firth to star in ‘Gambit’February 4th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several reports indicate that Cameron Diaz has landed a new role along with Colin Firth in an upcoming movie, “Gambit”.
Diaz will be paying alongside Firth in the remake of the 1966 movie. Firth will be playing the leading role in the movie.
In the movie, Firth will be playing the role of a British art curator who schemes an elaborate plan to dupe a wealthy art collector. However to be able to do that, Firth needs to convince the art collector to accept the fake art that he is offering
That is when Diaz comes in. Firth will hire Diaz to pose as the daughter of a WWII art liberator.
Deadline reports that, “Firth plays a London art curator who plans to con a wealthy collector into buying a phony Monet painting. He enlists a Texas steer roper (Diaz) to pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.”
The film will be directed by Michael Hoffman with the script being written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Reports suggest that the filming of the new movie will begin in May in London.
The original Gambit featured Michael Caine and Shirley Maclaine.
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