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Full 'Gambit' Trailer: Coen-Scripted, Pants Discouraged

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CBS Films' Gambit remake only has a (much-noted) script from Joel and Ethan Coen, but their hand is quite evident in this first full trailer for the film. Directed by Soapdish and The Last Station director Michael Hoffman, the comedy still manages to give off a definite scent of lesser Coen effort--vintage 2003, 2004--with notes of the broad, high-key comedy and madcap capers of an Intolerable Cruelty or a Ladykillers. A sometimes-pantsless Colin Firth--giving his most impressively dejected-looking performance outside The King's Speech--stars alongside a sometimes-naked Cameron Diaz, her hammy Texas accent, and an expectedly-droll, also-sometimes-naked Alan Rickman. Nothing groundbreaking here, but worth a watch as an enjoyably light Coen snack until the brothers serve up Inside Llewyn Davis.

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