By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist September 19, 2012 at 8:02AM
When a movie is getting most of its buzz because it has a script written by Ethan and Joel Coen there are certain...expectations. But if this first footage of the upcoming "Gambit" is anything to go by, there is a difference between a movie written by the Coens and a movie written and directed by the Coens.
Starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz, with Michael Hoffman ("Game 6," "The Last Station") at the helm, the remake of the 1966 Shirley MacLaine/Michael Caine film follows a thief (Firth) who plans to steal a statue from one of the wealthiest men in the world, and enlists the help of a woman (Diaz) who is a dead ringer for the man's late wife to help him with the job. But thus far, in the brief bit of footage that has debuted on British TV, it appears the comedy revolves around naked men and wacky, obviously terrible accents. Ha ha? We have to say this is a bit more broad, less sharp than we were expecting.
The full trailer will likely be just around the corner and we'll get a better sense of things. "Gambit" opens on in the U.K. on November 21st while a U.S. date is still being locked down. [Bleeding Cool]