Gambit Wraps Up Shooting

Cameron Diaz at the Green Hornet Premiere
Cameron Diaz at the 'Green Hornet' Premiere - © Richard Chavez
Crime Scene Pictures says filming’s has just finished up on the comedy Gambit starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman. The Oscar-winning Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan, wrote the screenplay and Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) directed the film.
 
The Plot:
Gambit centers on British art curator Harry Deane (Firth) who devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England’s richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.
 
Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Honeymoon in Vegas) produces along with Crime Scene Pictures partners Adam Ripp and Rob Paris. Rizal Risjad and Philip Elway executive produce.
 
Source: Crime Scene Pictures – July 28, 2011