The new trailer for Ocean’s 8 has arrived, unveiling more of the star-filled spinoff film starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and more.
We follow Debbie Ocean (Bullock), sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean films, as she embarks on the Met Gala heist she planned during her five-year prison stint. She’ll need a team, of course: her partner-in-crime Lou (Blanchett), a jeweler (Mindy Kaling), a hacker (Rihanna), an expert fence (Sarah Paulson), a street con (Awkwafina), and a fashion designer (Helena Bonham Carter). Their target: the diamond necklace around the neck of famous actress Daphne Kluger, played by Anne Hathaway.
That’s one hell of a cast on offer in this slick-looking film, and the trailer below exhibits the right type of energy to keep it tonally in line with Soderbergh’s films. Having stars like this together on screen is certainly appealing, although it remains to be seen if director and co-writer Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) can deliver a fun heist movie that capitalises on its on-screen talent and its source franchise. We certainly need more films with female leads and ensembles, but it has to be more than simply gender-flipping a franchise to capitalise on an established brand. Fingers crossed.
Ocean’s 8, also starring Richard Armitage, James Corden, and Matt Damon, will arrive in Australia on June 7 and opens in US cinemas on June 8.
Warner Bros’ synopsis for Ocean’s 8:
Five years, eight months, 12 days…and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose (Bonham Carter). The target is a cool $150 million dollars in diamonds—diamonds that will be around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be centerstage at the event of the year, the Met Gala. The plan is rock solid, but everything will need to be flawless if the team is going to get in and get away with the ice. All in plain sight.