In addition, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina (the stage name of Asian-American rapper and Neighbors 2 actress Nora Lum) have also been named as actresses added to the new Ocean’s Eleven film. Gary Ross has been named as the director of the project, while Steven Soderbergh, who directed previous entries in the series, will serve as a producer on the film:
They have been planning this film with Warner Bros President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman long enough that the initial conversations included Jerry Weintraub, the venerable producer of the original Ocean’s Eleven trilogy whose star-studded cast included George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt. Weintraub died last summer. Susan Ekins is executive producer and production senior veep Jesse Ehrman is overseeing the film with Silverman for Warner Bros.
For Rihanna, this becomes another high profile entry into movies for the singing star who most recently shot the summer 2017 Luc Besson-directed Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Silverman has been trying to find a vehicle for her since seeing Rihanna at a House of Blues appearance early in her career. The film first galvanized around Bullock, who starred in Gravity and has a long relationship with the studio, and then Blanchett.
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