The tide has turned and it's a whole new Ocean's when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York. Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.
Ross directs Ocean's Eight from a screenplay he wrote with Olivia Milch (upcoming Dude), with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik producing, Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing, and Milch co-producing. Filming is taking place in and around New York City. The first set photos surfaced last week featuring Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.
Collaborating with Gary Ross behind the scenes are director of photography Eigil Bryld (In Bruges, Not Fade Away), production designer Alex DiGerlando (Beasts of the Southern Wild, HBO's True Detective), editor Juliette Welfling (Free State of Jones, The Hunger Games), costume designer Sarah Edwards (Tower Heist, Showtime's Billions), and composer Nicholas Britell (The Big Short, Free State of Jones). The film is set for release in Summer 2018 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
We first reported on this all-female spin-off last October, with that initial report revealing that the story originated from Ocean's Eleven star George Clooney, director Steven Soderbergh and late producer Jerry Weintraub. This trio reportedly brought on writer Olivia Milch (Town & Country) to write the script. There was talk that George Clooney may put in a cameo appearance as Danny Ocean, but it seems that isn't happening, although it's possible he could return in a potential sequel.
The story centers on Sandra Bullock's character, who assembles a team to steal a coveted necklace from the Met Ball, while framing a gallery owner for the crime, although those plot details have not yet been confirmed. Cate Blanchett is reportedly playing the right-hand woman of Bullock's character, similar to Brad Pitt's Rusty in the Ocean's Eleven trilogy. Ocean's Eight is set for release on June 8, 2018, going up against Paramount's Transformers 6, while also arriving one week before Disney Pixar's long-awaited Toy Story 4 and two weeks before Universal's Jurassic World 2.