Stealing a necklace never looked so fun, with the all-star female romp Ocean's 8 prepping for a huge opening in 18 months time. The sequel/spinoff sees Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina all link up for a film that is sure to pack a punch if the cast is any guide.
The general synopsis centers around Bullock's character, the sister to George Clooney's Danny Ocean, as she collects a group of women who want to take down and frame a shady gallery owner (played by Damian Lewis). Warner Brothers might have a lot of work ahead of them in post production and although the images released are somewhat premature, the paparazzi already have a database full of images with the ladies doing their thing in the middle of New York City.
Met Gala The Setting For A Ton of Cameos
Whether it is riding the subway or jumping off vans disguised in their best black jackets and headwear, the main characters look to go above and beyond to help their friend's cause. The official synopsis from Warner Brothers reads:
“In summer 2018, the tide will turn as Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou (Cate Blanchett); Nine Ball (Rihanna); Amita (Mindy Kaling); Constance (Awkwafina); Rose (Helena Bonham Carter); Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway); and Tammy (Sarah Paulson)."
The Gala should be the location where we see a ton of real life cameos, from Zayn Malik to Katie Holmes, Olivia Munn, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Maria Sharapova to name but a few.
Set Looks More of a Comedy Than Heist Flick
Even some of the most serious motion pictures would have their lighter moments on set, but it is hard to get away from the fact this cast had a lot of fun while shooting. Director Gary Ross's work is not exactly laugh-a-minute material, directing Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, The Hunger Games and the 2016 Matthew McConaughey drama Free State of Jones, and it will be interesting to see what he does with the tone of this installment,
Matt Damon and George Clooney are said to reprise their roles in smaller cameos, providing the franchise with a link between the first reboot and this incarnation. The franchise might be expecting big things having grossed over $1b to date, but if the audience has half as much fun as the ladies did making it, the dollars should translate regardless.