In the age of reboots, no property — no matter how recent, revered or reviled — is off-limits. The latest case in point: Steven Soderbergh’s entertaining “Ocean’s” trilogy, itself a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack classic, which only concluded nine years ago. Not unlike “Ghostbusters,” the caper dramedy is set to be remade in all-female form, with Sandra Bullock leading the cast and Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games”) directing. Rumor has it that Jennifer Lawrence is now a distinct possibility to join the franchise as well.
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It wouldn’t be the first time she’d worked with Ross, of course, as the actress first came to international attention for playing Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” series. Over the last few years, she and the director have also been at various stages of development on two other projects — namely, adaptations of John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden” and Hannah Kent’s “Burial Rites” — neither of which has come to fruition.
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Olivia Milch (“Little Women”) is penning the screenplay for the new “Ocean’s,” which is reportedly going into production this fall. You can expect many more names come up — no fewer than nine, by our count — as potential co-stars in the meantime.
For a different kind of ocean, watch the “Light Between Oceans” trailer: