Hot on the heels of the success of the Ghostbusters all-female reboot comes this fantastic casting news from The Wrap concerning Ocean’s Ocho, aka the all-female ‘continuation’ of the infamous heist franchise.
The original movies were unforgettably star-studded, featuring the likes of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle to name a few.
Well, the girl power ensemble is shaping up to be just as heavy-hitting.
So far we’ve got a seven woman line up, let’s take a look!
Cate Blanchett: The megastar slayed in Carol. Fingers crossed for that level of class and poise whilst she’s robbing a casino.
Sandra Bullock: It’s Miss Congeniality herself. Armed and Fabulous sounds about right.
Helena Bonham Carter: the quirky queen will be sure to bring some kook to the team.
Rihanna: Yeah, you heard right. The pop princess was involved in Star Trek Beyond this year, releasing a song for the film as well as a fashion line inspired by it. Well, we can’t wait to see her get her acting groove on!
Anne Hathaway: Maybe that Catwoman training will come in handy.
Mindy Kaling: The Mindy Project star has had some big voice roles on the big screen in Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out. We can’t wait to see how she brings her style of comedy to this team!
Awkwafina: You’ll be forgiven if you don’t recognise this name. Otherwise known as Nora Lum, Awkwafina is an Asian-American rapper. You might remember her as that sorority girl from Neighbours 2. You know the one! She certainly showed that she’s got comedy to bring to the table, too.
Now, the observant amongst you may have noticed that there are only seven names on that list. In keeping with franchise tradition, surely there’s got to be an Ocean at the helm of the heist, right?
Here’s to hoping that Julia Roberts will return as Tess Ocean to mastermind the whole thing.
What do you think of this casting? Is it a dream cast or what?
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