Hollywood star Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth have joined Coen brothers’ remake of 1966 film Gambit. Joel and Ethan Coen have scripted the movie, which is a remake of the British caper starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) is directing the remake. Mike Lobbell is producing alongside Ripp and Paris. Shooting will begin in London in May, the Hollywood Reporter said.
The film is about a London art curator (Firth) who plots an elaborate scheme to con a wealthy collector into buying a fake Monet painting. As part of the ruse, he recruits a Texas steer roper (Diaz) to play the part of a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of World War II.