I’m glad to see Colin Firth mixing it up and attempting to be more humorous than serious in Michael Hoffman‘s Gambit remake. Firth stars alongside Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci in a film that was written by Joel and Ethan Coen.
Their style sort of soaks through the trailer and makes it reasonably watchable. I’m still not sold on Diaz’ accent or the forcefully silly Firth, but I’m looking forward to seeing them all work outside of their usual box and I’m especially excited to see how well The Coens‘ script shines through Hoffman’s bland-looking direction.
Gambit opens in the UK on November 21st, 2012 and in the US sometime next year.
Watch the trailer below: