Details about all-female Ocean’s Eleven reboot revealed!

By Tribute on June 16, 2016 | 9 Comments

Free State Of Jones PhotocallOcean’s Eleven was the super-slick, breakout remake of the 1960 flick of the same name and featured an all-star ensemble cast — George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts — to name a few. It was directed by the renowned Steven Soderbergh and spawned two successful sequels — Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen.

Since news broke last fall that an all-new, all-female Ocean’s reboot was in the works, fans have been abuzz with questions, as well as the media with speculation.

Names like Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Elizabeth Banks and Helena Bonham Carter have been tossed around in regards to the cast. Rumors circulated that confirmed star Sandra Bullock will play Danny Ocean’s sister, a Clooney-esque ex-con, who leads a group of talented ladies in taking down a corrupt art gallery owner.

Concrete details obviously still remain scarce, but one thing we do know is that well-known Hunger Games director Gary Ross will take the reins from Soderbergh.

Ross sat down with SlashFilm to, once and for all, confirm the title — which, contrary to previous “Ocean’s Ocho” reportswill actually be Ocean’s Eight — as well as to tease some long-awaited details about the upcoming caper flick.

“You know, Steven Soderbergh and I are incredibly close friends, and we would not have done this if we weren’t,” Ross said. “I don’t think he would’ve wanted anyone to do it if we weren’t. This is very much an extension and a continuation. He’s a producer on the movie.”

The Free State of Jones director also promised that Ocean’s Eight will still have a very Soderbergh-like look and feel.

“We’re different filmmakers, obviously, so there will be those differences, but one of the things I’m drawn to is the amazing tone Steven was able to create, and we discuss that a lot,” he added. “I’m in no way trying to reinvent the tone, and I’m thrilled and honored to be extending it. It’s really fun to work with.”

As for the seven ladies standing alongside Sandra, Ross joked, “We’ll break the cast right now and blow up the Internet.”

Which actresses do you think would make for a great Ocean’s Eight? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Comments & Discussion

  1. Georgia17 • June 16, 2016 @ 9:44 AM

    I’m so excited for this!!!!!

  2. Tharsos • June 16, 2016 @ 10:54 AM

    Just a thought. After seeing the Sh!tstorm that happened with the All female lead Ghostbusters. And Already people are starting to Hate on this movie because it’s all Female lead. Until People are used to the “All female” template, stop advertising it in that way, stop making a huge deal of it. Just make the movie. Let the people watch it and say “It was a good a movie, am I wrong or were they all women?”

  3. Debra • June 16, 2016 @ 8:10 PM

    As a woman, I obviously have no issue with female casts…as long as they are good. Those in “Ghostbusters” are more Saturday Night Live people who haven’t been funny since the 90s. I won’t see the movie simply because I find none of these people to be amusing. If an “Ocean’s” reboot uses good talent, I’d be happy to see it.

    Quality isn’t gender-specific. Neither is the lack of it.

  4. Jennifer Periard • June 16, 2016 @ 11:42 PM

    So many to choose from- definitely Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams- ladies with attitude. Kate Hudson yes but not Angelina Jolie- too predictable and I don’t like her. Julia Roberts would be an interesting twist, now she’s a thief. Isla? Fischer too and Charlize Theron.

  5. Snepts • June 17, 2016 @ 3:14 AM


  6. Snepts • June 17, 2016 @ 3:22 AM

    Would love to see an all-male reboot of The Joy Luck Club.

  7. Tristan • June 17, 2016 @ 7:48 AM

    This one I think can be good, with the right cast and story. Ghostbusters though……nope not going to happen!!!

  8. MightyMad • June 27, 2016 @ 7:04 AM

    Got no problem with a reboot, as long as it is in the same universe than the original stories.
    Yeah, Bullock as Ocean’s sister is a bit silly… but LEAGUES ahead of what “Ghostbusters 2016” is given us this year.
    So yes – I’m in… that first trailer better be good, though.

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