Mindy Kaling, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and more star
Seventeen years after the 2001 release of the original film Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 8 is due for release in summer 2018, starring a crack-team of actors including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna and Awkwafina. Here’s everything you need to know.
When is Ocean’s 8 released?
June 8, 2018.
Is there a trailer?
You betcha – here it is:
What’s the film about?
Ocean’s 8 is a spin-off of the Ocean’s Trilogy, which continued with Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007.
Changing focus from the original trilogy’s Danny Ocean (George Clooney), Ocean’s 8 centres on his estranged sister Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), who leads a group of eight women in pulling off a heist at the Met Ball.
Who else is in it?
Starring alongside Bullock are Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, and rapper/comedian Awkwafina.
Other famous faces to look out for include James Corden, who has a key supporting role as an insurance investigator, and Dakota Fanning, who has an undisclosed role in the film. Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner reportedly filmed a cameo for the film in January.
Matt Damon is set to make a cameo in the film, but due to his response to the Weinstein scandal, more than 28,000 people have signed a petition to remove him from the film. The petition cites a report that suggested that he had tried to ‘kill’ a 2004 story about Weinstein’s behaviour. The petition also criticises comments he made following the Weinstein scandal as reason to remove him from the film.
What are the production credits?
Directing the film is The Hunger Games‘ Gary Ross, who wrote the script with Olivia Milch. The original trilogy’s director, Steven Soderbergh, is on board as producer.
Rihanna shared the first photo from the film earlier this year:
What else do we know about the film?
Speaking about the film’s characters, Sandra Bullock has said: “Everyone has their speciality. What’s fun is that it’s not their whole life. They haven’t been able to do what they’re brilliant at because the industry, if you can call it the industry, the industry of crime hasn’t really allowed them to excel and execute what they’re good at […] and here comes Debbie Ocean who enlists the help of them – but not because she only wants females.”