With CBS Films coming on as distributor and shooting set to begin in May, director Michael Hoffmann is finalizing his cast for the Coen Brothers-scripted Gambit. Oscar-winner Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz has been cast as leads, and now THR reports another addition.
Alan Rickman (Die Hard, Harry Potter) has joined the project, along with Sir Tom Courtenay (Doctor Zhivago, Golden Compass). Rickman will play “the rich man” who Colin Firth hatches a plan to steal an expensive statue from.
Firth is a cat burglar who enlists the help of a waitress (Diaz) who looks exactly like Rickmans’s dead wife. The burglar’s usual precision is clouded by his relationship with his accomplice.” The film is a remake of the 1966 film starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Expect a release by the end of this year or early 2012.
Are you a fan of the original? What do you think about Rickman being cast?
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