I hope you’re ready, because your new favorite heist film is arriving Summer 2018. Ocean’s 8 just dropped its first poster (thank you, Anne Hathaway’s Instagram!) and tagline: “Every con has its pros.” The all-female reboot (of the Steven Soderbergh reboot which starred George Clooney but which rebooted of the original Frank Sinatra film) stars Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson and Rihanna as the titular eight, with Bullock being the Ocean in question. Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of George Clooney’s character Danny (so this is more a spin-off than a reboot) as the ladies rock statement coats on the subway and try to pull off a heist at the Met Gala, where they were seen filming last May. We predict there will be a joke about “crimes of fashion” within the first ten minutes, and that’s not a complaint. It’s directed by Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games).
“Boom. #Oceans8 in theaters June 2018.” Hathaway captioned the red carpet-themed poster. (Note the coats, yet again, and the statement eyewear.) Here it is again in hi-def, just for good measure:
Last week, Bullock pre-empted any misogynistic complaints about the movie (the likes of which the all-female Ghostbusters was subjected to) by explaining exactly how this new film fits into the established Ocean’s universe fans know and love. “It’s a parallel story of another family member that was raised in the same family Danny Ocean was, and what happens when Debbie steps out of jail with all of these amazing, powerful women,” she said, adding, “We don’t want it to be just for women. This is not a man-hating. We love the men. There’s men in this movie. We love them. But this one heist needs women.” And we need them, too!