Ocean’s 8 teaser trailer is out and it’s sending social media into a frenzy. The all female ensemble cast of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, and Helena Bonham Carter trailer not only looks exciting, but a lot of fun too.
The action film is a return on the franchise made famous by George Clooney and Brad Pitt, with a feminine twist.
The trailer positions Sandra Bullock’s character at the helm of a new heist crew anchored by Cate Blanchett. Mindy Kaling plays a jewellery expert, Rihanna a mysterious hacker type, Helena Bonham Carter works in fashion, Sarah Paulson’s a reluctant mom, and Awkwafina plays a street-smart hustler. The target is Anne Hathaway’s character, or more specifically, her $150,000,000 necklace. At first glance, the pacing, tone, and humour of the trailer seems consistent with previous Ocean films.
Steven Soderbergh, who previously made Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen is only a producer this time. Gary Ross, who previously directed Pleasantville and The Hunger Games wears the directors hat for the latest heist series. Oceans 8 has been co-written by Ross and Dude writer Olivia Milch.
The franchise returns eleven years after the final installment of the original series and will be out in cinemas in June 2018