The seriously famous women of “Ocean’s 8” are coming to steal hearts and high-brow valuables two summers from now.
Warner Bros. will release the film on June 8, 2018, the studio said Wednesday. The crime caper is being co-produced and co-financed by Village Roadshow Pictures.
“Ocean’s 8” stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Nora Lum (who goes by the rap name Awkwafina), Mindy Kaling and Sarah Paulson. Original “Hunger Games” helmer Gary Ross is on board to direct.
This summer, Ross described the film as a continuation of director Steven Soderbergh‘s “Ocean’s Eleven” trilogy, which starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Julia Roberts (who is quite friendly with Blanchett, so let’s start speculating about cameos now).
“It’s a pretty similar tone. You know, Steven Soderbergh and I are incredibly close friends, and we would not have done this if we weren’t. I don’t think he would’ve wanted anyone to do it if we weren’t. This is very much an extension and a continuation,” Ross told Slashfilm.
Ross also said Soderbergh will be a producer on “Ocean’s 8.”
The three previous “Ocean’s” movies combined to make $426 million domestically and $1.1 billion worldwide. 2001’s “Ocean’s Eleven” was a remake of a 1960 film of the same name starring the Rat Pack.