Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz Goof Through First Gambit Footage

By Sean O'Connell 2012-09-19 08:38:46discussion comments
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Joel and Ethan Coen have been surprisingly quiet lately. The prolific filmmakers haven’t collaborated on a feature since 2010’s True Grit. They’re reportedly in post-production on Inside Llewyn Davis, though it’s unclear when we’ll able to see that experimental musical drama (with Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake).

In the meantime, your best bet at getting a Coen fix will have to be Michael Hoffman’s remake of Gambit, which the brothers wrote. The movie’s opening in the UK in November, and now has a trailer (thanks to an embed sent to Bleeding Cool). It’s not the best quality, but the Coens’ sensibilities leap through the screen. See for yourself.



So it’s not the full trailer. Expect that to come along shortly. But this clip does give you the first look at Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz in action in the story of a disgruntled corporate employee trying to swindle his conniving boss. Just watch the way Diaz delivers her, “Yep!” It’s bone dry, and totally Coen. Hoffman doesn’t have any experience working with Joel and Ethan, though he appears to be mirroring their mannerisms a tad. Will the movie stand on its own two feet?

Gambit is a loose translation of a 1966 heist movie directed by Ronald Neame and starring Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine. Marshall has surrounded Firth and Diaz with great talents, from Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci to Cloris Leachman. Hopefully we’ll see a legitimate trailer following this brief footage, which will help us get ready for Gambit when it finally opens in the U.S.
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