A Coen brothers-scripted, Michael Hoffman concocted remake of 1960s crime caper Gambit; yea, it’s that kind of movie. Acted by Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, we get a good look at the gang in this first online trailer, below. Warning: contains nudity. And while there is a Diaz in underwear moment, we’re referring to Rickman.
Gambit is about Harry Deane (Firth), a mild-mannered, put-upon art curator who works for the eccentric, smug and deathly annoying billionaire Lionel Shabander (Rickman).
In an Office Space fashion, Harry, having become sick of his Boss’ whims and quirks, devises a scheme to dupe Shabander into purchasing a fake Monet painting. But to make the con convincing, he needs some help selling the idea. Que PJ Puznowski (Diaz) a Texan rodeo queen who can catch Shabander’s eye as well as charismatically talk fake background details of art.
Naturally, things don’t go smoothly, and Harry is stuck in a compromising situation. This movie has classic comedy written all over it and appears to be one mess of delight.