Before you get too excited, no this isn’t a story about an X-Men movie featuring the character Gambit and starring Colin Firth as Professor X. Sorry. It is, however, a story about a remake of a 1966 movie starring Michael Cain and Shirley McLaine. And yes, Michael Cain played Alfred in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy.
See, we can bring it home and find a hook for our audience. That’s you, btw. Plus, as a bonus, this remake also stars Alan Rickman, who played Snape in the Harry Potter films. Boom!
Anyway, enough of that. There’s a trailer out for the remake, which was written by the Coen brothers (not just the trailer, the whole movie in fact), and it features, along with Alan Rickman, Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz.
The film? It’s about a terrible man (Rickman) and his long-suffering assistant (Firth) who finally snaps and hatches a scheme to sell his boss a fake painting and steal the cash when he sells the real one. He attempts this with the help of a country bumpkin (Diaz) who also has scemes of her own. Don’t they all?
Look for Gambit in theaters November 21st. Check out the trailer after the break.