‘Ocean’s Eight’ will be released on June 8, 2018.
The all-female reboot of the movie franchise will star Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling and rapper Awkwafina and is set to start shooting in New York this month.
The first ‘Ocean’s 11’ movie was made in 1960 and saw Frank Sinatra in the title role of Danny Ocean, with his co-stars including fellow Rat Pack members Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
Clooney took on the titular role in the 2001 movie ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, reprising the part for ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ in 2004 and ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ three years later.
And ‘Ocean’s Eight’ director Gary Ross has promised the new movie will be an “extension and a continuation” of the previous movies.
He said: “You know, Steven Soderbergh (who directed the Clooney-trilogy) 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.”
Although the plot has been kept under wraps, it has been reported that the film will see the girl gang undergo a heist at the Met Gala.
Meanwhile, Matt Damon, who played pickpocket Linus Caldwell alongside Clooney and Brad Pitt in the three previous ‘Ocean’s’ movies – thinks the upcoming female reboot is a great idea.
He gushed: “I think it’s going to be awesome. “They’re going to kick ass.”