Ocean’s 8 stars an all-star ensemble cast of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, and Helena Bonham Carter.
The trailer starts with Sandra Bullock’s (Debbie Ocean the “estranged sister” of Clooney’s Danny Ocean character) getting parole. It looks like once a criminal always a criminal because the rest of the trailer shows Bullock’s character leading a new heist crew with her partner played by Cate Blanchett. The goal this time? To steal jewelry off of Anne Hathaway (Daphne’s) neck during the Met Ball. To pull this off Ocean (Bullock) needs to enlist the help of Mindy Kaling who plays a jewelry expert, Rihanna known as 8-Ball playing a hacker, Helena Bonham Carter who we’re guessing from her work in fashion is the ticket to the Met Ball, Sarah Paulson a reluctant mom, whose skills we have yet to see and Awkwafina who plays a street-smart hustler. At first glance, the pacing, tone, and humor of the trailer seems consistent with previous Ocean films which of course starred George Clooney and Brad Pitt and Matt Damon (who will be making a cameo in this film), but were also themselves a re-make of the famous Ocean’s 11 film starring Frank Sinatra.
Soderbergh who worked on the previous Ocean’s films is only a producer on Ocean’s 8, which was directed by Pleasantville and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross. It was co-written by Ross and Dude writer Olivia Milch.
Due out next June, Ocean’s 8 will be released 11 years after the final installment of the original series.
Check out the poster below and let us know what you think of this all-female lead version of the famous Ocean’s movies.