An all-female “Ocean’s Eleven” has been in the works for a couple years now. As previously reported, Gary Ross will direct the remake of the 2001 Steven Soderbergh remake, and Sandra Bullock is attached to play the George Clooney role. Now, The Playlist reports that Cate Blanchett is in talks to join the project in the Brad Pitt role opposite Bullock. Per the site, neither Bullock or Blanchett would play the female version of their respective characters, but rather characters inspired by them and their friendship. There are also rumors that Jennifer Lawrence will appear in the film barring a scheduling conflict. No other casting news is available at this time.
Blanchett has won two Academy Awards for her performances in Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator” and Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.” She has also won two Golden Globes for her performances in Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth” and Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There.” She’s also known for her roles in Anthony Minghella’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” and most recently in Todd Haynes’ “Carol.”
Bullock won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “The Blind Side.” She also starred in Jan de Bont’s “Speed,” “Miss Congeniality” and “Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity.”
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Ross hopes to start shooting this fall or early winter.