The Coen Brothers are two of the most talented filmmakers working in Hollywood right now with films such as Fargo, True Grit, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, and most recently Inside of Llewyn Davis. I enjoy the wit and sense of humor that all of their movies have. A trailer has been released for the latest film project Gambit, which is a remake of the 1960s caper film that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.
Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script for the film, and it was directed Michael Hoffman. The movie stars Colin Firth as an art dealer who tries to con a wealthy buyer played by Alan Rickman into purchasing a fake painting. He enlists the help of a woman played by Cameron Diaz to help him pull off the caper.
Here's the official synopsis:
Harry Deane is a London art curator planning an elaborate scheme to con a wealthy collector into buying a fake Monet painting. In order to dupe the buyer, Deane invents a story and recruits a steer roper from Texas, PJ Puznowski, to play the part of a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII. When Deane’s convoluted con begins to fall apart, it turns out the simple Texan girl isn’t so simple after all, and so begins a classic battle of the wits. Who will get the money? Who will get the Monet? Who will get the girl?
The movie was finished back in 2012, but it never got a U.S. release. For those of you who want to watch the film, it's currently available on VOD.