Rihanna, Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway’s boots are made for walking in the first official trailer for their all-female Ocean’s Eleven spin-off Ocean’s Eight.
The hugely-anticipated heist movie has jam-packed so much exciting action into its full trailer – and here’s the first look at what to expect next summer:
Ocean’s Eight connects to its predecessor by building its heist around Debbie Ocean (Bullock), the estranged sister of George Clooney’s late Danny Ocean from the original series.
And we specify ‘late Danny Ocean’ because there’s a very quick shot of Debbie visiting the grave of her older brother, who apparently dies in 2018. Keep in mind that Clooney is producing the project, so all might not be as it seems.
The trailer shows Debbie at a parole hearing and promising that if she’s released from custody, she’ll choose “the simple life”.
But Debbie can’t resist one more job – a plot to rob the Met Gala – and as Cate Blanchett’s Lou asks her why she wants to do it, she’s got a pretty succinct response: “It’s what I’m good at.”
We’d argue that the line-up for Ocean’s Eight manages to top the Clooney films, with Bullock and Blanchett joined by Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter and Awkwafina.
It’s a genuinely exciting premise at a time when female-led action movies are thriving — and it sounds like the cast definitely had an amazing time robbing the baddies blind.
“It was extraordinary to look around the room and see Cate Blanchett, whom I’ve worked with twice now, with Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Awkwafina,” Sarah Paulson recently told Digital Spy.
“It was a very empowering place to be – and it was really fun.”
“We have a text chain going that’s one of the most epic things. If my phone was stolen, it would be eye-opening! I’m sure I’m just inviting everyone to hack my phone now.”
Ocean’s 8 will be scaling its way into cinemas on Friday, June 8 in the US and Friday, June 22, 2018 in the UK.