Ocean’s 8 has had a long journey. Originally rumored to be happening several years ago (during the Ocean’s 13 immediate aftermath), the film has gone through the usual starts and stalls before finally finding it’s story and stars.
Sandra Bullock plays Danny Ocean’s (George Clooney) estranged sister Debbie, who attempts to pull off the ‘heist of the century’ at New York City’s annual Met Gala. Her first step is to assemble the perfect crew to help, consisting of Cate Blanchett as Lou, Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger, Mindy Kaling as Amita, Sarah Paulson as Tammy, Awkwafina as Constance, Rihanna as Eight Ball, and Helena Bonham Carter as Rose.
Here’s the brand new trailer released this morning:
The impressive assembled award-winning cast also reportedly includes an undisclosed role for Dakota Fanning, as well as a HUGE cameo appearence list.
Yes, there will be some Ocean’s 11-13 characters in Ocean’s 8, specifically we know that Matt Damon and Carl Reiner are reprising their Linus Caldwell and Saul Bloom roles, respectively.
Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games) is directing the flick for Warner Bros. as modern trilogy director Steven Soderbergh was not going to helm this film. Soderbergh *is* producing though, so his influence and touch will no doubt be present to tie 8 into the three other films.
Ocean’s 8 is set for a June 8th 2018 release date.