Warner Bros. has set a June 8, 2018, release date for Ocean’s Eight, the all-female spinoff of Ocean’s Eleven.
Sandra Bullock is heading the cast, which includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson.
Gary Ross, whose credits include The Hunger Games and Free State of Jones, is directing. Bullock’s character will be the leader of a group of thieves and cons who try to pull off a major heist. Ross is directing from a script that he co-wrote with Olivia Milch.
Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh and Ross will produce with executive producer Susan Ekins. Village Roadshow is co-producing and co-financing, as it did with the three previous Ocean’s movies starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Greg Silverman and Jesse Ehrman are overseeing the film for the studio. Production is scheduled to begin soon in New York.
Ocean’s Eight had been listed previously on the June 8, 2018, only as a Warner Bros. “event film.” will open against Paramount’s sixth Transformers movie, planned as a spinoff centering on Bumblebee autobot.
Ocean’s Eight is a spinoff from the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy of heist comedies released in 2001, 2004 and 2007, which were directed by Steven Soderbergh, produced by the late Jerry Weintraub and starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts. The three films grossed more than $1.1 billion worldwide.