October 18, 2011


Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz Starrer to be Released by CBS Films in the U.S

Crime Scene Pictures has brought on lauded composer Rolfe Kent (Up in the Air, Sideways) on GAMBIT which is currently in post-production in London. Kent is the final piece to an all-star lineup of contributors, including three-time Academy Award© winning production designer Stuart Craig (Harry Potter, The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi); Academy Award® 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).

GAMBIT stars Academy Award© winner Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman. Directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) and based on a screenplay written by Academy Award© winners Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit, No Country for Old Men), the comedy is produced by Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Honeymoon in Vegas), alongside Crime Scene Pictures partners Adam Ripp and Rob Paris, who are also financing. Rizal Risjad and Philip Elway are executive producers.

Shot in London and New Mexico, 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.

FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales while CBS Films is distributing in the United States. With virtually all international territories sold, Alliance Films came on early to secure the rights for all three of their key territories (Canada, UK, Spain).

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