Ryan Gosling is in early talks to star opposite Margot Robbie in a new “Ocean’s Eleven” movie for Warner Bros Discovery, according to an individual with knowledge of the project. The project is in early development.
Jay Roach, who directed Robbie in 2019’s “Bombshell,” is attached to direct. Robbie received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in that film.
Robbie is producing via her Lucky Chap banner with partner Tom Ackerly. Roach is also producing via his Everyman Pictures banner with exec Michelle Graham.
Carrie Solomon wrote the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps. According to Puck, which first reported the news, the new film is “it is known to be an ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ prequel that is set in Europe in the 1960s.”
Gary Ross, Olivia Milch and Lucky Chap’s Josey McNamara are the executive producers. Also involved in an executive producer capacity is Village Roadshow which may also co-finance the project.
The film is being eyed for a 2023 spring production start.
Robbie is currently in production on a “Barbie” movie with Gosling for the studio based on the iconic toy, where she is headlining in the title role and producing. Gosling is playing the role of Ken.
Golsing who is is currently starring in “The Gray Man” on Netflix, is prepping to star in “The Fall Guy” in Australia for Universal and director David Leitch (“Bullet Train”).
Gosling is repped by CAA.
Warner Bros Discovery and resp for Gosling did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.