By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 18, 2011 at 2:52AM
Gambit, from the Coen brothers' screenplay update of the original 1966 film (with Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine), is currently in post-production in London. The star-packed film-- Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman-- directed by Michael Hoffman now boasts composer Rolfe Kent (Up in the Air, Sideways).
Adding to the impressive creative team behind Gambit--including three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (Harry Potter, The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi); Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (The King's Speech, Sherlock Holmes, A Room with a View, Gosford Park) and cinematographer Florian Ballhaus (The Devil Wears Prada, Red)--Kent is just one more reason to put Gambit on our must-see list. Here's more.
CBS Films will distribute the film in the US, while FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales while, with nearly all international territories sold. Alliance Films secured rights early on for Canada, the UK and Spain.