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OCEAN’S ELEVEN: Cate Blanchett In Negotiations To Star

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Cate Blanchett being considered for a major role in Ocean’s Eleven. The Academy Award-winning Blue Jasmine and The Hobbit actress is in the midst of talks to appear in the planned all-female remake.

Conceived as a continuation of the earlier films starring George Clooney, the new movie, unofficially titled Ocean’s Ocho, will star eight actresses who are expected to take over from the franchise’s previous cast. Another name has already been attached to the project, that of fellow Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock, who has been cast as Danny Ocean’s sister.

The news about Blanchett’s possible involvement with Ocean’s Eleven was first reported by The Playlist, which adds further information about the production:

The article adds a few other details, including that the previously-reported Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger GamesX-Men, Silver Linings Playbook) may not be able to fit the film into her schedule after all, despite the opportunity to reunite with Ross. They also note that a cameo by Clooney has been nixed for the time being, although he could potentially appear in sequels. Finally, the reboot’s unofficial working title is “Ocean’s Ocho,” indicating there are eight thief protagonists instead of the traditional eleven.

Ocean’s Eleven remake trilogy filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has been onboard to develop the reboot with producers Clooney and the late Jerry Weintraub since 2014, with screenwriter Olivia Milch (Queen & Country, Little Women) penning the script. “Ocean’s” is a well-honed brand that dates back to the original Rat Pack-led Ocean’s 11 from 1960, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

Leave your thoughts on Cate Blanchett being in the middle of talks to play a role in the Ocean’s Eleven remake (via Comingsoon.net) in the comments section below. For more Ocean’s Eleven photos, videos, and information, visit our Ocean’s Eleven Page, and consider subscribing to us by Email, “following” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, or “liking” us on Facebook for quick updates. No official release date has been offered for the Ocean’s Eleven remake yet.

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