Colin Firth (A Single Man) is in advanced negotiations to topline a remake of the 1966 British action comedy Gambit.

Gambit centers on Harry Bean, a cat burglar, who attempts to rob a billionaire with the help of a waitress who looks exactly like the victim’s dead wife.

Firth, if cast, would play the cat burglar Harry Dean.

Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) is attached to direct a script by Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit).

Firth is tipped to win multiple film awards for his portrayal of King George VI in Tom Hooper’s highly-acclaimed The King’s Speech.

Deadline reported this story.