Last week’s audacious theft of Monet’s Waterloo Bridge alongside other priceless works of art from Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam made headlines across the world.
From the 29th October, Londoners will have a chance to get their hands on their own masterwork and experience the priceless red carpet premiere experience thanks to the upcoming art caper, GAMBIT, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman.
Independent film distributor Momentum Pictures, an Alliance Films company, and the Evening Standardare teaming up to hide six Monet forgeries across the capital for the public to find in order to win two tickets to the star studded World Premiere of GAMBIT on Wednesday 7th November at the Empire Leicester Square.
Every afternoon from Thursday 29th October, the Evening Standard will give a clue to the iconic London location of one of the paintings in position from Friday 30th October through to Tuesday 6th November. The public will be encouraged to solve the clues and be the first to track down the painting to claim the tickets.
The progress of the GAMBIT thieves will be tracked on GAMBIT’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GambitFilm and Twitter @Gambit_Film
Private art curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth) devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England’s richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Alan Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Cameron Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.
GAMBIT will be released across the UK and Ireland on 21 November