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Stanley Tucci & Cloris Leachman Join Colin Firth & Cameron Diaz In Caper Comedy 'Gambit'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2011 8:27 AM
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Plus Earth-Shattering, Game-Changing First Look At The FilmAre you a young filmmaker, slowly coming to the realization that the film you've been sweating over for months, if not years, isn't quite going to be what you hoped, even before you start filming. There's one simple solution. Cast Stanley Tucci. Scientifically proven to make every film 15% better, the veteran character actor doesn't just shine in good films, like "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Easy A," but he also proves the few spots of pleasure in terrible ones, like "The Core," "The Lovely Bones" and "Burlesque."

Alan Rickman & Tom Courtenay Join 'Gambit' With Colin Firth & Cameron Diaz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 8:48 AM
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As if a movie starring Colin Firth and directed by Michael Hoffman wasn't classing up the joint enough already, the Coen Brothers-scribed remake of "Gambit" is bringing on two more Brit veterans to show everyone how it's done.

CBS Films Picks Up Coens-Scripted 'Gambit' Remake With Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 10, 2011 2:13 AM
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It's not the easiest thing, in a business dominated by multi-billion-dollar behemoths that have been running for the best part of a century such as Paramount, Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox, to establish a new film studio and distributor from scratch. Summit has been making a good fist of it in the past few years, with both a Best Picture Oscar winner in "The Hurt Locker" and a highly profitable mega-franchise in the "Twilight" series, but CBS Films, established around the some time, hasn't had the same success.

Cameron Diaz Joins Colin Firth In Coen Brothers Written Remake Of 'Gambit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 8:42 AM
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Knocking around for years, attracting a wealth of talent including P.J. Hogan, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston all attached at various points, the Coen Brothers' scribed remake of the Michael Caine/Shirley MacLaine 1966 caper film "Gambit" is moving ahead full throttle.

Colin Firth In Talks To Star In Coen Brothers Penned 'Gambit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2010 7:22 AM
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After securing a director in Michael Hoffman ("The Last Station," "Game 6"), the long-gestating Coen brothers script "Gambit" (not the superhero, kids) now has a lead actor circling the project.

Michael Hoffman To Direct Coen Brothers Scribed 'Gambit' (Not The Superhero Movie)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 8:37 AM
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Another project once linked to Doug Liman has now found a new director. Only two days ago it was reported that Steven Soderbergh would be tackling "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," (a project that Liman eventually passed on), now Deadline reports that "The Last Station" director Michael Hoffman has taken the helm of the Coen Brothers-scribed remake of the 1966 film "Gambit," a project linked to Liman this spring.

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