Michael Hoffman to helm Coen brothers-scripted GAMBIT remake

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
November 18th, 2010

Despite having a script from two of the most beloved filmmakers around, the Coen brothers, the much talked-about remake of the Michael Caine film, GAMBIT, has found little to no steam.

After losing Doug Liman as its director, the film has been in production hell for a while now, but thanks to one of the more interesting independent filmmakers around, we might get to see it sooner rather than later.

Deadline is reporting that Michael Hoffman, director of the great, but under seen 2009 film, THE LAST STATION, is set to helm the remake, which follows a cat burglar who is aided by a waitress to help steal a priceless stature from a billioinaire. The original film starred Caine and Shirley MacLaine and has been waiting to be remade for quite some time now.

The script itself has found a lot of good buzz, getting names like Colin Firth and Sandra Bullock interested in the project (my dream duo for this film) and with Hoffman at the helm, expect a lot more news to come from this film in the coming months. It’s a great premise, and with the Coens behind the script, I can’t see this thing floundering for much longer.

What do you think?

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