Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman,
Stanley Tucci & Cloris Leachman
Star in the Caper Comedy
The Con is on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital May 27
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 5, 2014) – Academy Award®-winner Colin Firth (Best Actor, The King's Speech, 2010) and Cameron Diaz (The Other Woman) form an unlikely duo as an art curator and rodeo queen who pair up to con a wealthy collector in GAMBIT, available May 27 on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A remake of the 1966 caper comedy, GAMBIT also stars Alan Rickman (Harry Potter franchise), Academy Award®-nominee Stanley Tucci (Best Supporting Actor, The Lovely Bones, 2009) and Academy Award®-winner Cloris Leachman (Best Supporting Actress, The Last Picture Show, 1971).
Directed by Michael Hoffman from a screenplay by four-time Academy Award®-winners Joel and Ethan Coen (Best Original Screenplay, Fargo, 1996), GAMBIT is based on a short story by Sidney Carroll. The film was produced by Mike Lobell, Rob Paris and Adam Ripp, with Philip Elway and Rizal Risjad serving as executive producers.
From Oscar®-winning screenwriters Joel and Ethan Coen and director Michael Hoffman comes the comedy GAMBIT. Curator Harry Deane is an expert in fine art, but he spends most of his days taking abuse from his boss. That’s about to change. Pushed to the brink, Deane decides to show his employer, England’s richest man,that his real expertise is in the art of revenge. The plan – trick the avid art collector into buying a fake Monet painting with the help of an eccentric Texas rodeo queen. The risks are huge, but so is the payback…though a finely-crafted con is only as believable as its artist.
The film has a run time of approximately 89 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, partial nudity and a rude gesture.
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