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.