Debbie Ocean has had nothing but time on her hands for more than five years. And she’s made good use of it. Sandra Bullock plays Debbie, the ringleader of a high-stakes plan in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure “Ocean’s 8” (in Philippine cinemas June 13).
In the film, Debbie has spent a little over five years devising an intricate plot to steal the Toussaint, Cartier’s one-of-a-kind diamond necklace, valued at 150 million dollars. And she plans to do it in the midst of one of the most-watched events of the year: The Met Gala.
Bullock explains, “She’s had a lot of time to think and to perfect her plan and comes out of jail ready to execute it.”
The Oscar-winner says that, like her brother, Danny, “Debbie is the mastermind. She recognizes talent and knows how to put the best team together and then let them do their job. It’s in her blood; she’s a thief from a family of thieves. It’s what she loves and it’s what she’s good at. For Debbie, it’s the thrill of the steal and seeing if you can get away with it. This time, she intends to steal something in a very public place, surrounded by hundreds of people, being eyed by many cameras. It makes you wonder why of all things she’d want to do this when she just got out of prison. You’re basically asking to get thrown back in jail.”
“Sandy has an effortless cool about her,” says director Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games”). “But more than anything, she is a really good actress who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her.”
Screenwriter Olivia Milch agrees. “There is something so potent about her presence, a confidence that radiates from her. This is a person who is in control, and that was perfect for her character.”
Bullock concludes, “This is a heist movie, and heist movies are always fun. How will they get away with whatever they are stealing and what antics will happen along the way? But what this movie is really about is these eight wonderfully complex, smart, funny women, who are going to take you on their own journey, and all the twists and turns that arise.”
About “Ocean’s 8”
Five years, eight months, 12 days…and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock)—just released from prison—has been concocting the greatest heist of her storied career.
She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her former partner-in-crime Lou (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose Weil (Bonham Carter).
The target is $150 million in diamonds—diamonds that will adorn the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be center stage at the event of the year, The Met Gala.
Their plan appears rock solid, but it will need to be flawless if the team is to get in and get away—all in plain sight.
“Ocean’s 8” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.