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Neither Rickman, Nor Diaz, Nor Firth Can Keep Their Pants on in the Trailer for the Coens-Scripted Gambit

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | September 20, 2012 | Comments ()

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The one overriding thought one has when watching the trailer for Gambit, after regretting wanting to see Rickman without his pants on, is that it sounds unmistakably like a Coen Brothers movie. And it is! But it isn't. It's directed by Michael Hoffman, who also directed Soapdish and One Fine Day, but it was written by the Coen Brothers, although it's also a remake of a 1966 Michael Caine/Shirley McClaine film.

It's very quirky-heisty, and very Coen Brothers.

Gambit is about an art curator (Colin Firth) who decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss (Alan Rickman) by conning him into buying a fake Monet. However, his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen (Diaz). I have no idea why Cameron Diaz keeps getting cast in movies that require of her a Southern accent, but that it's laughably bad actually seems to work for Gambit.

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  • laylaness

    Sorry, was there an article or trailer here? I couldn't get past pants-less Firth.

  • luckypete

    i don't think the Coen brothers have ever written a feature-length movie without directing it also. Makes this one stand out, but not sure which way (though the cast of male actors make it stand out).

  • Uriah_Creep

    I have no idea why Cameron Diaz keeps getting cast in movies that require of her a Southern accent

    That's more like it.

  • Three_nineteen

    You didn't mention Stanley Tucci. How could you not mention Stanley Tucci? They only show him from the waist up, so maybe he is sans pants also (she says wistfully).

  • Judge Holdenmynuts

    Cloris Leachman ftw.
    (Although, thankfully not naked ... )
    This looks like it could be half decent...

  • ,

    Maybe it's time I got over my Cameron Diaz hate.

    And now I like myself that much less.

    GodDAMN the Coens.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Each of my plans involves an eccentric rodeo queen. Though it doesn't matter what state she's from.

  • kushiro -

    I scrolled quickly past this on the main page and thought it was Seth Rogen. Not sure what that means.

  • Maguita NYC

    Colin Firth and Alan Rickman without their pants on?
    On the one hand, Colin Firth naked, I am SO there! On the other, I feel a bit dirty for wanting to be there for Rickman as well...

  • BWeaves

    Except it appears to be Alan Rickman naked and Colin Firth without pants. Oh, I'm not complaining.

  • Maguita NYC

    I'll take whatever I can get.

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