'Ocean's 8' Delivers Playful All-Star Female Team Spin
by Kristine Sage
10 months ago
It’s the heist movie we’ve all been waiting for. Casting eight female stars, all undeniable scene-stealers, as thieves, in a spin on the all-male Ocean’s 11 trilogy! It’s the ultimate summer escape.
Sandra Bullock is the Ocean of the title, Debbie, the sister of George Clooney’s character Danny in “Ocean’s 11”. Just released from prison, she quickly sets about acquiring luxury items, begins rapidly assembling a team to pull off a massive heist, and spent the last several years planning.
Cate Blanchett serves as Debbie’s formal partner and right hand woman. The rest of the team includes: a hacker (Rihanna), fence (Sarah Paulson), jewel expert (Mindy Kaling), pickpocket (Awkwafina), and fashion designer (Helena Bonham Carter), the last of those necessary to gain access to the Met Gala, where she’ll be outfitting a pampered actress played by Anne Hathaway.
“Oceans’ 8” premieres June 8 in the U.S. and is rated PG-13.