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Posted on: March 10th,2011 with Comments Off | Filed Under: Gambit

According to Deadline Hollywood via Movie Web, CBS Films has acquired the distribution rights for Gambit, a remake of the 1966 British movie which starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.

The new version of Gambit stars new Oscar winner Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz. The story centers on a British art curator (Colin Firth), who tries to convince a wealthy collector to buy a fake Monet painting. He hires Cameron Diaz’s character, a Texas steer roper, to play the fictional granddaughter of the man who helped acquire the painting after World War II.

Michael Hoffman will direct from a script by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. Mike Lobell will produce along with Rob Paris and Rizal Risjad.

Production is slated to begin in May, with principal photography to take place in London.