Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman Join 'Gambit'

6:20 AM PST 05/15/2011 by Stuart Kemp

The caper film, starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz, is currently shooting in London.

CANNES -- Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman have joined Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz in Gambit, the remake of the 1966 Michael Caine-Shirley MacLaine caper movie.

The movie features a script by Joel and Ethan Coen and is directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station).  Mike Lobell is producing alongside Crime Scene Pictures partners Adam Ripp and Rob Paris, who are also financing.

The movie, which is shooting now in London, will be distributed domestically by CBS Films.

Gambit centers on a British thief (Firth) 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 (Diaz) who happens to be the spitting image of the rich man's late wife. But nothing goes as planned.

FilmNation is handling international sales. 

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