The first trailer for Michael Hoffman’s Gambit, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman debuted this morning on ITV in the UK. This rip is a little rough so it will be replaced with the official trailer as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime check out what is shaping up to be a great British comedy.
Director: Michael Hoffman
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman
Based on the 1966 British caper comedy which starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, “Gambit” centers on Harry Deane (Firth), a London art curator who enlists a Texas Rodeo Queen (Diaz) in a scheme to con the richest man in England.
Plus, new/old stills of the fantasy short film Dust starring Alan Rickman.
TODD, a 60-something loner with a twitch, follows young JESSICA (7) and her MUM home from school. He waits for nightfall and breaks into the house. While Mum's distracted in the bathroom, Todd creeps into Jessica's bedroom, where events take an unexpected turn...
DUST stars Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy winning actor, Alan Rickman, alongside the critically acclaimed Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block, St Trinians, Venus), and introduces 7 year old Lola Albert.
DUST is a 6-7 minute short film, written and directed by us, Ben Ockrent and Jake Russell. We met at secondary school and have remained friends since, in which time Ben has become an established scriptwriter while Jake has created video content for brands and online.
Thank you all again (and hold tight for the finished film - just a little while longer to go)
Posted: Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 - 09:41
To everyone who so generously supported us and helped make DUST a reality, we'd like to say thanks again for getting behind us, we really couldn't have come this far without you.
We're aware we haven't made any updates recently and this has left some people wondering what's happened, and we're sorry for the radio silence, but please know it's only temporary.
The edit of the film is almost done. We've got a final day booked in with our tremendous editor Mark, in 10 days time, where we'll be laying down the music. At that point the film will be ready to go into Post-Production where all the CGI, compositing, colour grading and other such technical wizadry takes place. This will take 5 weeks to complete, but unfortunately, due to the schedules of the people involved at this stage, those 5 weeks will take about 8 weeks in total to complete (if that makes sense).
So, while we know you're all probably eager to see the finished film (believe me, we're very, very eager too!) and to receieve the rewards you're all entitled to, we ask for a tiny bit more patience while we work with the schedules of the various artists and technicians involved at this stage. It really is the final push and we're so close to the finish line, but there's still a little while to go yet.
We promise to keep upating you as we go, but for now please rest assured that everything's happening as it should, but these things can't be rushed.
We'll check in again soon.
Thanks a lot for your understanding.
Jake & Ben