Bullock produces an all-star casting including Cate Blanchett and Mindy Kaling in the gender-flipped remake of the heist comedy series
The first trailer for all-female misdemeanour caper Ocean’s 8 has been revealed.
Described as a spin-off from and a sequel to the Steven Soderbergh-directed trilogy of cinemas released between 2001 and 2007, Ocean’s 8 suns Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, sister of Danny from the original cinemas, who assembles an octet of crims, including Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling and Rihanna, to draw of a major heist at the Met Gala. That specifying has allowed the movie to cram in a number of cameos, with Kim Kardashian, Zayn Malik, Serena Williams and Vogue editor Anna Wintour all making appearances. Damian Lewis plays the film’s villain, while Matt Damon reprises his role as pickpocket Linus Caldwell.
Ocean’s 8 arrives at a time when “gender-flipped” reboots of films are becoming common in an industry was striving to sate a developing stomach for more female-focused fare. Last time realise the freeing of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, while remakes of Splash, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Rocketeer are all currently in production.
Ocean’s 8 is released in US cinemas on 8 June 2018, and follows in Australian cinemas on 21 June and UK cinemas on 22 June.