Sandra Bullock returns to the big screen this weekend with Our Brand Is Crisis, portraying a political campaign strategist, a role that was originally written for her Gravity co-star George Clooney. The actor stayed on to produce that film, and now they are re-teaming for another gender-swapping project, with Sandra Bullock attached to take on George Clooney's lead role in an all-female remake of his 2001 hit Ocean's Eleven. The Playlist reports that this Ocean's Eleven reboot has been in the works for over a year, with Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) signing on to direct.
The project reportedly came together last fall, originated by Ocean's Eleven star George Clooney, director Steven Soderbergh and producer Jerry Weintraub. The trio have enlisted screenwriter Olivia Milch (Queen & Country) to tackle the script, which she has been working on for several months. There was speculation the project might have been delayed, after producer Jerry Weintraub passed away this summer, but the site reports that Olivia Milch has handed in a draft of the screenplay and the project is still very much in the works.
While it isn't known how much the remake will be connected to George Clooney's 2001 movie, sources claim that he could even return to cameo as Danny Ocean. While this is the first we're hearing of this project coming together, it was briefly mentioned in emails leaked from the Sony hack, where Amy Pascal urged the filmmakers behind the all-female Ghostbusters reboot to move faster, once she heard of this project. The movie is expected to be next up for director Gary Ross, after he completes The Free State of Jones, due out in theaters March 11, 2016.
No story details have been given, and it isn't known when production may begin. With Sandra Bullock leading the ensemble, 10 more female roles will have to be filled. It's possible that Jennifer Lawrence could sign on, reuniting with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross, but scheduling may be an issue. The actress is currently filming Passengers, and she also recently signed on to star in an untitled project from writer-director Darren Aronofsky.
Ocean's Eleven starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner and Matt Damon as a group of criminals who attempt to pull of a daring heist of a Las Vegas casino. Julia Roberts also starred as Danny Ocean's ex-wife, Tess, and if George Clooney comes back as Danny, it's certainly possible that Tess could come back. What do you think of an all-female Ocean's Eleven?