The “Ocean’s Eleven” reboot is getting even more interesting, thanks to the addition of more A-list cast members. Deadline reports that Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Awkwafina are in negotiations to join previously announced Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling in the female-led version, “Ocean’s Eight.” The picture is still casting the eighth person.
The film will be directed by Gary Ross and Olivia Milch is penning the script. No plot details have been confirmed by Warner Bros., but previous reports stated that the film is a continuation of the George Clooney-led franchise, with Bullock playing Danny Ocean’s ex-con sister. Blanchett, who will be the equivalent of Brad Pitt’s Rusty, is supposedly her right-hand woman. The premise is that they will form a team to steal a necklace from the Met Ball in order to frame a villainous gallery owner. There have also been talks of cameos from the stars of the original movies.
Warner Bros. confirmed that they would start production on the film in October in New York. “Ocean’s Eight” will be produced by Steven Soderbergh with Susan Ekins as executive producer.
Anne Hathaway will next be seen in Nacho Vigalondo’s monster movie “Colossal,” premiering next month at the Toronto Film Festival. Rihanna is currently on her “Anti World Tour” and will star in the sci-fi picture “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” Awkwafina is an Asian American rapper and actress who was last seen in “Neighbors 2” and is also attached to star in Olivia Milch’s comedy “Dude.”