Warner Brothers has announced that they will be making a reboot of the star-studded film, "Ocean's 11", with an all-female cast. They have confirmed earlier that Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock will be in it together with Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and rapper and actor Awkwafina. Just recently, Rihanna and Anne Hathaway have been added to the cast making them seven.
Rumors say it might be Elizabeth Banks who is going to complete the cast. However, the production is still searching for the last female lead to complete the eight in "Ocean's 8". Deadline reported that Gary Ross, known for The Hunger Games and Seabiscuit, will direct the movie. Steven Soderbergh, who directed the 2001 remake of the 1960 original, will produce the movie. Also, Ross co-wrote the script with Olivia Milch.
According to The Guardian, the movie will have a similar tone with the original. "Ocean's 11" is part of a trilogy that has a star studded cast with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. Ross said he will just continue the story of "Ocean's 11". He also said that he is thrilled and excited to have this project and work with the cast.
The news of the spin-off got many criticisms and backlash. Fans of the original movie were upset that Hollywood is making another all-female cast reboot from an all-men original film. Ghostbusters, which was also a reboot, did not sit well in the theatres. Several people are thinking this one will end up the same. Fans, especially men, mostly tweeted negative reactions like "I don't think sexy women will save a horrible script in a genre appealing mainly to men. Ocean's 8 will bomb harder than Ghostbusters."
However, USA Today collected tweets supporting the reboot. Women were mocking the reactions of adult men who were enraged with the news of the reboot. Some of them tweeted "The female version of Ocean's 11 is Ocean's 8, because it takes fewer women to get the job done." All of this will be solved once the movie is out. Fans will have to wait for next year to find out.