Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman are set to join Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth and Alan Rickman in director Michael Hoffman’s GAMBIT. Based on the short story by Sidney Carroll, and the 1966 film, the action-comedy follows a British thief who comes up with a fool-proof plan to steal an expensive statue from one of the richest men in the world. His strategy involves the participation of a beautiful woman who happens to be the spitting image of the rich man’s late wife, but nothing goes as planned. Hoffman will direct from a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen.
Mike Lobell, Adam Ripp and Rob Paris produces, with Rizal Risjad and Philip Elway exec producing.