I'm a big fan of Steven Soderbergh's Oceans 11 franchise and I have high hopes for this all-female spinoff film called Oceans 8. I just want the movie to have a solid story and be, at least, just as good as the films in the original trilogy. Gary Ross (Seabiscuit) is directing the film and Soderbergh is attached as a producer.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have a new photo to share with you featuring the all-star female cast. That cast includes Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean; Cate Blanchette as Lou; Rihanna as Nine Ball; Mindy Kaling as Amita; Awkwafina as Constance; Helena Bonham Carteras Rose; Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger; and Sarah Paulson as Tammy. It looks like the photo shows them in the process of planning their heist of the century, which will take place at a New York City star-studded annual Met Gala. When talking about the film, Bullock offers some new details:
“Yes, I am Danny Ocean’s sister. I’ve been incarcerated for about five years and you find out why during the course of the film. I mean, that’s sort of a tiny subplot. But that’s, you know, but I’m definitely his sister and we definitely come from the same family and we’re both very good at what we do in our own special way. So you can only imagine that once I get out, that’s when the heist ensues.
"We’re not a reboot. We’re just a ‘this is what’s happening in 2017.’ It’s not even a passing of the torch. It’s a parallel story of another family member that was raised in the same family Danny Ocean was and what happens when Debbie steps out of jail with all of these amazing, powerful women.”
I really do like this concept and I think it will make for a fun flick! When talking about the other characters in the story, Bullock says:
"Everyone has their specialty, yes. What’s fun is that it’s not their whole life. And they haven’t been able to do what they’re brilliant at because the industry, if you can call it the industry, the industry of crime hasn’t really allowed them to excel and execute what they’re good at. So you’ll find one who’s a stay-at-home mom with two children who sells things on the QVC. And here comes Debbie Ocean who enlists their help of them, but not because she only wants females. It’s really fun."
The movie will also feature cameos by Matt Damon, James Corden as an insurance investigator, and Dakota Fanning also has a role. Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Anna Wintour, Adriana Lima and Katie Holmes will also appear.
Ross is a solid director. Seabiscuit is one of my favorite movies and I can't wait to see what he does with this movie. Ocean's 8 is set to hit theaters in the summer of 2018.