Cate Blanchett Is Looking to Join All Female OCEAN'S 11 Film

This new Ocean's Eleven film in development that will be led by an all-female cast seems to be shaping up nicely with the actors getting involved. Sandra Bullock is attached to the Gary Ross-directed project, and Jennifer Lawrence is also looking to join. Now thanks to The Playlist, we’ve learned that Cate Blanchett is in talks to co-star in the film.

According to the report, inside sources have told them that the film is currently “affectionately known” as Ocean’s Ocho. This seems to indicate that there will be eight principal thieves pulling off a heist instead of eleven. 

If Blanchett is cast, she will be playing the same type of role that Brad Pitt played, which is the role  we thought Lawrence was up for, but I guess not. The new movie is supposed to be a continuation of the original films, and Bullock will be playing Danny Ocean’s ex-con sister. With help from her right-hand woman (Blanchett), she’ll form a team of thieves to steal a necklace from the Met Ball in order to frame a villainous gallery owner.

The film was being developed by the late producer Jerry Weintraub, Steven Soderbergh, who directed the first three films, and George Clooney. We also know that screenwriter Olivia Milch (Queen & Country, Little Women) has been working on the screenplay. The latest report says:

While there was some early talk that George Clooney’s Danny Ocean character could cameo in the film, that idea has been nixed for now. However, they have loose plans for sequels should the movie take off, and it’s possible the character could appear down the road.

As a fan of the Soderbergh's three Ocean's films, I’m excited to see how this new relaunch of the franchise turns out. It could be a lot of fun, especially if they bring together an awesome cast like this.

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