'Ocean's Eight' Makes Our Feminist Dreams Come True With All-Woman Cast

Ocean's eight cast

I enjoy my fair share of mobster movies -- from Goodfellas to American Gangster. However, the one thing that each of these movies is missing is a leading woman. And I mean a strong woman who does more than drive the getaway car while looking cute. I mean a total boss b*tch who runs the whole damn operation. Finally, Warner Brothers plans on changing that with a long overdue, female-dominated spin-off of the Ocean's trilogy -- Ocean's Eight.


While it's still in the casting stages, Deadline reports that Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett will definitely be making appearances. As for who WB is in negotiations with, well, prepare to have your mind completely blown with this random cast of perfection, which includes: Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina (Nora Lum).

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The film will be produced by Gary Ross and Steven Soderbergh, who was present for Ocean's Eleven, the first installment of the original franchise. 

For those wondering how aligned the remake will be to the originial -- Ross told Slashfilm back in June, "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." Making it very clear that this will indeed be an extension. 

From where we're sitting, this film seems to be in good hands, making us all the more excited about the confirmation that shooting will begin come October in New York. Of course, it's still a bit too early in the process to know if anything will actually pan out the way we hope for -- nevertheless, we will hold on to hope that we get the aforementioned cast and that the stars are not too random to mesh together (a big fear).

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But all in all, we're just stoked that films are finally celebrating women (hello, Ghostbusters!) for their ability to be so much more than catty and boy-crazed -- a film that celebrates them for being just as badass as any man. Not too mention, this is a major stride forward for women in Hollywood as the discriminatory aspect is often discussed when it comes to women losing out on good roles.

Of course, even as we rejoice about having these ladies run the fast-paced world of heists, we wouldn't mind getting a glimpse of some of the OG cast reprising their roles (Pitt and Clooney in particular) -- just as long as they know who's running the show. 


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