When I first heard about Ocean’s 8, I was ready to dismiss it as yet another gender-swapped for the sake of gender-swapping reboots. After the first trailer, I was starting to get the hint that is a sequel to the Matt Damon/ George Clooney franchise could be the real deal. Now we’ve got a new trailer and I’m in. The sense of humor and the intelligence of the film fits right in with the other Oceans films while adding a whole new energy with its all-female cast.
Oceans 8 hits theaters June 8th, 2018 and stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. I’m still willing to bet that we see Clooney pop up in a post-credits scene, proposing that the two teams get together for what I guess would have to be called Oceans 20.
Five years, eight months, 12 days…and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose (Bonham Carter). The target is a cool $150 million dollars in diamonds—diamonds that will be around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be center stage at the event of the year, the Met Gala. The plan is rock solid, but everything will need to be flawless if the team is going to get in and get away with the ice. All in plain sight.