I don’t know about everyone else, but I am fan of most of the Coen brothers film work. I was doing a little research on what Alan Rickman was up to and I stumbled on to an IMDB entry for a movie called Gambit. Gambit stars Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Cloris Leachman, Tom Courtenay, and host of others including a variety of Japanese actors, including Togo Igawa. Is this film crossing a multitude of continents? Hmm… Caper film? The film isn’t being directed by the brothers but they wrote the screenplay. Michael Hoffman is set to direct the film.
The current IMDB summary for the film is : “An art curator enlists the services of a Texas steer roper to con a wealthy collector into buying a phony Monet painting.”
With a little more digging, I found out it is a caper film. Actually, it’s another re-launch (i.e. like True Grit) of the 1966 British caper “Gambit,” which starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Harry Deane (Firth) is a London art curator planning an elaborate scheme to con a wealthy collector into buying a fake Monet painting. In order to dupe the buyer, Deane invents a story and recruits a Texas steer roper, PJ Puznowski (Diaz), to play the part of a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.
Sources: Indie Wire, IMDB