A remake/spinoff of Ocean’s Eleven starring a mostly female cast has been a topic of discussion since the Sony leaks in 2013. But, the project moved forward last fall with the announcement that Sandra Bullock would star in the film, with Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Free State of Jones) directing, Olivia Milch writing and possibly George Clooney involved in some capacity, too.
Jennifer Lawrence has been said to be “circling” the project, as has Cate Blanchett. Now, a new report states that the latter will be appearing in the film but the former will most likely not be.
According to a report from Showbiz411, Blanchett will indeed appear in the film, as will actresses Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) and Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter, Alice Through the Looking Glass). The movie will film in New York early next year, once Blanchett finishes a current run on Broadway in The Present. The Showbiz411 report stated that it “doesn’t sound like” Lawrence, very busy with a variety of projects, will be able to appear in the film.
Previous reports have stated that the film will go by the nickname Ocean’s Ocho – because it will feature eight thieves instead of 11 – and Bullock will be playing the sister of Clooney’s Danny Ocean character (although Clooney is unlikely to return on screen). If there are eight characters – Bullock, Blanchett, Kaling and Carter are four – it’s not clear who might play the other members of the team or any love interest or antagonist characters. Additionally, we don’t know if anyone from the first three films will appear in the new one.
After Ghostbusters getting bashed for remaking a film and replacing its main stars from men to women, will this Ocean’s Eleven spin-off will also have the same faith?
No other details yet about the film. We’ll keep you updated on this.
Source: ScreenRant, Showbiz411