Con caper Gambit has now begun filming over here in London, and here is the first image of leads Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz.

A remake of the popular 1966 feature, which starred Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine, this version (scripted by Joel and Ethan Coen no less!) see’s Firth playing a British art curator who cooks up a plan to rip-off a rich art collector and calls on the talents of a Texas rodeo queen (Diaz) to help me with his scheme.

With a fine supporting cast (including the likes of Stanley Tucci, Cloris Leachman Alan Rickman and Tom Courtenay) and direction by Michael (Restoration) Hoffman, this is perhaps one of the more welcomed remakes of late. Firth appears to be channelling the image of original lead Caine with the dark-rimmed spectacles he’s wearing.