Coens’ “Gambit” Remake Goes Forward

Crime Scene Pictures has signed on to finance the Joel and Ethan Coen-scripted remake of 1966 British caper comedy “Gambit” reports Deadline.

Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine starred in the original about a cat burglar who tries to rob a billionaire of a priceless statue. He enlists the help of a waitress who is a dead ringer for the victim’s late wife, but the job’s execution is complicated by his relationship with his accomplice.

Though Doug Liman had been linked to the job previously, Michael Hoffman (“The Last Station”) is set to direct and shooting will kick off next May in London. Mike Lobell will produce.