Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Go”) is circling the Joel and Ethan Coen-scripted remake of “Gambit” says Deadline Hollywood.
The original 1966 British caper comedy starred Michael Caine as a cat burglar who tries to rob a billionaire of his priceless statue enlists the help of a waitress (Shirley MacLaine) who is a dead ringer for the victim’s late wife.
Their blossoming relationship soon causes havoc with the burglar’s carefully laid plans. Mike Lobell will produce.
Liman’s next film, the Valerie Plame drama “Fair Game”, is on the verge of being picked up by Summit Entertainment for domestic distribution.