Gambit: According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Aniston has committed to star in Gambit, the remake of the 1966 British caper film that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, her rep confirmed.
The project had been set up at Universal Pictures, with Burr Steers signed on to write and direct. It is known that Steers did a rewrite of the script -- originally penned by Joel and Ethan Coen -- but later stepped off due to creative differences, sources said. The project then went into turnaround and now has production designer-turned-director Bo Welch ("Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat") on board to helm
The film revolves around a British thief who comes up with a fool-proof plan to steal an expensive statue from one of the richest men in the world.