‘Oceans 8’ reboots film franchise with all-female cast

Sandra Bullock / Photo Courtesy: UPI.com

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 10, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Taking its cue from the recent reboot of “Ghostbusters,” which changed its lead characters from all male to female, Warner Bros. Pictures may be doing the same thing for a reboot of the “Oceans” franchise, which starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Carl Reiner.

According to Variety, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling are on board with Rihanna and Anne Hathaway in talks to appear in the new film entitled “Oceans Eight.”

The new film will be directed by Gary Ross.

“It’s a pretty similar tone,” he said in a recent interview. “You know, Steven Soderbergh and I are incredibly close friends, and we would not have done this if we weren’t. 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.”

“Ocean’s Eleven” director Soderbergh and Ross will produce with Olivia Milch penning the script. Susan Ekins is executive producing, while Greg Silverman and Jesse Ehrman are overseeing the film for the studio.

The “Oceans” films are based on the 1960 film “Oceans 11,” starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

Production for the new film is scheduled to begin in October in New York.


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