Cameron Diaz has joined the cast of the upcoming British crime remake Gambit. We reported in December that The King's Speech star Colin Firth will play the lead role.

Gambit centers on Colin Firth's character, the curator at a London museum who decides to pull a con on a wealthy collector by convincing him to buy a fake Monet painting. The curator hires Cameron Diaz's character, a Texas steer roper, to play a woman whose grandfather helped acquire the painting after World War II.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen wrote the script, with Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) set to direct. Production is scheduled to begin in May, with shooting to take place in London.

The original 1966 Gambit starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.