Take the world's richest man, a disgruntled employee, a cowgirl and some fake art, and you've got the recipe for the Coen brothers' quirky, fun new movie, "Gambit."
The Michael Hoffman-directed, Joel and Ethan Coen-written film stars Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. The movie is a remake of the 1966 comedy of the same name, which starred Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine.
An art curator (Firth) decides to finally exact some sweet revenge on his abusive boss (Rickman) -- who happens to be the richest man in the world -- by tricking him into buying a fake Monet painting. He enlists the help of a Texas rodeo queen (Diaz), but his plan goes awry when his conspirator begins to fall for the man he is trying to swindle.
Firth spoke with Collider about working with the Coen brothers on "Gambit" and admitted that the dialogue was a bit tricky.
“Doing their dialogue is a challenge because they write, it’s a stylized and intricate series of monologues a lot of it," Firth told Collider. "It was vigorous and it was a farce, and farce is [a] very, very difficult form to specialize in. Comedy, it can make you a little crazy actually.”
CBS Films picked up "Gambit" in March 2011, Deadline.com previously reported.
"I’ve been writing about this movie for going on a decade, with Lobell a tireless advocate for a picture that got close several times over the years," Deadline.com's Mike Fleming wrote last year. "Now, the movie seems charmed, with Firth coming off 'The King’s Speech' and his Academy Award for Best Actor. Diaz just starred in 'Bad Teacher.' The picture was funded by Crime Scene. Financing was arranged by CAA, which brokered the domestic distribution deal."
"Gambit" is finally set to hit theaters in the UK on Nov. 13.