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Saturday 28 March 2015

Firth to star in Gambit remake?

Colin Firth is reportedly in discussions to appear in upcoming Coen brothers' film Gambit
Colin Firth is reportedly in discussions to appear in upcoming Coen brothers' film Gambit

Colin Firth is reportedly in talks to star in the Coen brothers' remake of action comedy Gambit.

Joel and Ethan Coen, who penned the script, want to put their own stamp on the 1966 British film starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, according to Deadline.

Colin, currently enjoying accolades for his portrayal of stammering King George VI in The King's Speech, would play Harry Dean, a cat burglar who tries to rob a billionaire of his priceless statue.

Harry enlists the help of a waitress who looks exactly like the victim's dead wife, but things soon turn messy.

The Coens have been attempting to remake Gambit for several years, but Colin previously denied claims he was involved.

"It's a complete lie. It's been on IMDB and just sitting there," he said.

The filmmaking brothers now hope to start shooting in London and Texas before next summer, with director Michael Hoffman.

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