Rolfe Kent has signed on to score the crime comedy Gambit. The movie is directed by Michael Hoffman and stars Colin Firth as a London art curator who enlists a Texas rodeo queen, played by Cameron Diaz, in a scheme to con the richest men of Canada. Stanley Tucci, Alan Richman, Cloris Leachman and Sir Tom Courtenay are co-starring. The screenplay for the remake of the 1966 film with the same title starring Michael Caine and Shirley McQueen is written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Mike Lobell (Tears of the Sun), Adam Ripp and Rob Paris (Dirty Girl) are producing the project. Hoffman’s previous musical collaboratots include James Newton Howard (Restoration, One Fine Day), Alan Silvestri (Soapdish) and most recently, Sergei Yevtushenko (The Last Station). Domestic distribution rights for Gambit have been acquired by CBS Films for a planned release in the fall of 2012.
Kent’s other upcoming movie Young Adult starring Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson is set for a release on December 9, 2011. As previously reported, the film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody centers on a divorced writer who returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who’s now married with a family. Check out the trailer below and visit the official movie website for updates on the film.