Alliance Films closes Gambit sale with FilmNation
The distributor will release the caper starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz through its network of Alliance in Canada, Momentum in the UK and Aurum in Spain.
The on-site deal on the first day of EFM gives Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment a strong start to the market as he fields interest on the caper and introduces buyers to new title Wettest County from John Hillcoat.
Michael Hoffman will direct Gambit from a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen about a London art curator who devises a scam to dupe a collector into buying a fake Monet. Shooting is scheduled to begin in May in London.
Mike Lobell is producing alongside Crime Scene Pictures partners Adam Ripp and Rob Paris, who are also financing.