Banks is set to join Sandra Bullock, who is set to play the lead role, on the film. In addition, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, and Helena Bonham Carter were all confirmed yesterday to have joined the movie.
The production will see Banks work once again with director Gary Ross, who previously worked with her on Seabiscuit and The Hunger Games:
This new film will be a continuation of the George Clooney-led films, with Bullock playing Danny Ocean’s ex-con sister. With help from her right-hand woman (Blanchett, playing the equivalent of Brad Pitt’s Rusty), she’ll form a team of thieves to steal a necklace from the Met Ball in order to frame a villainous gallery owner. Shooting is expected to begin this fall. A cameo by Clooney has been nixed for the time being, although he could potentially appear in sequels.
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.
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