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Composer Rolfe Kent Joins Production Team behind Coens' Gambit, Starring Firth & Diaz

Thompson on Hollywood 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).
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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.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.