Ocean’s Eight is the title of the all-women reboot of the 1960 rat pack film Ocean’s Eleven. With Sandra Bullock as lead, the film is rumoured to boast an impressive list of leading actresses with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, and Helena Bonham Carter stepping in to play the ultimate con-women. Directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Steven Soderbergh who directed the Ocean’s Eleven remake trilogy, the film will, for the most part, mimic the ‘fun and lighthearted’ tone of the original film.
In an interview with Slash, director Gary Ross, whose filmmaking credits include The Hunger Games and Seabiscuit, said,”This is very much an extension and a continuation. He’s a producer on the movie. In one way or another, this has been a 20-year conversation between Steven and I, collaborating in ways the whole world doesn’t know about: I helped him on the previous Ocean’s Eleven films; he shot second unit on The Hunger Games; I’ve done ADR lines for him; and he reads all my scripts. It’s a very long, ongoing collaboration. This, I think, is a very seamless process. 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. We discuss the cinema a lot, the shooting style, the rhythm, the editing style, and the music. We discuss it all. 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.”
A full cast list will be announced shortly, and according to Gary Ross, it just might ‘break the internet’.