Right now "Ocean's 8" is at least The Magnificent Seven, with five more actresses ready to join the previously announced Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. will start filming the Gary Ross-directed spinoff in October. Deals are said to be "close" with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and rapper/actress Awkwafina (aka Nora Lum).
In order to have the "Eight" of the title, they need one more, plus possibly cameos from the cast of the George Clooney/Brad Pitt/Matt Damon "Ocean's" trilogy (which also started as a remake of the 1960 Sinatra/Martin/Davis "Ocean's 11" movie, let's not forget).
Jennifer Lawrence seems like she'd be a great kicker for this cast, but whoever is fine.
Back in June, director Gary Ross told /FILM this film would have "a pretty similar tone" to Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's" trilogy.
"You know, Steven Soderbergh and I are incredibly close friends, and we would not have done this if we weren't. I don't think he would've wanted anyone to do it if we weren't. This is very much an extension and a continuation. He's a producer on the movie. [...] We're different filmmakers, obviously, so there will be those differences, but one of the things I'm drawn to is the amazing tone Steven was able to create, and we discuss that a lot. We discuss the cinema a lot, the shooting style, the rhythm, the editing style, and the music. We discuss it all. I'm in no way trying to reinvent the tone, and I'm thrilled and honored to be extending it. It's really fun to work with."
What do you think of the cast so far? If they start production in October, they don't have much time left to pick No. 8.
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