The all-women starrer Ocean’s 8 has generated curiosity and raised eyebrows in equal measure. On one hand, fans of the 2001 crime-comedy Ocean’s Eleven are wondering if this is a prequel, sequel or a spin-off, others are skeptical about how well this “reboot” would turn out to be. Brushing all speculations aside, here is a list of things you must know about the movie.
1. It’s a Companion Film in the Ocean’s Universe
Contrary to popular belief, Ocean’s 8 is neither a reboot nor a sequel. It is just a narration of the current events revolving around Debbie Ocean and her companions. The only major overlap between this film and Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy is that the titular characters are siblings. So, a fair way to approach this would be to see it as a mere successor to the well-loved trilogy.
2. The Star Cast is Absolutely Stunning
Just like the Ocean’s trilogy, this film too comprises of Hollywood’s A-listers in its ensemble cast. While Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of Daniel Ocean (played by George Clooney in the previous films), her partners in crime include: Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, rapper Awkwafina and the best of all, Helena Bonham Carter! Furthermore, Dakota Fanning, Katie Holmes and Kim Kardashian West will also appear in distinct roles.
3. Steven Soderbergh is Not the Director This Time
Unlike the earlier films, Ocean’s 8 is directed by Gary Ross. Ross has been one of the most reliable screenwriters and directors in Hollywood for decades. Not only did he have a hand in writing the classic comedies Big and Dave, but also made a mark with the Hunger Games movies.
4. This will be the Most Fashionable Ocean’s Movie Till Date
The fact that Vogue’s Editor in Chief Anna Wintour is making a special appearance already raises the fashion quotient of Ocean’s 8. In addition to that, the actors’ wardrobes, their styling and of course, the fact that the major scenes in the film are set at the annual Met Gala in New York, all promise that this will be the most fashionable Ocean’s film.
5. The Trailers
Take a look at all the trailers and teasers released so far:
After serving a five-year term in prison, Debbie Ocean is set for another heist! As soon as she walks out of captivity, she recruits seven powerful women to help her pull off a jewellery heist at the annual Met Gala in New York.
It is evident from the trailers, that we can expect a good mix of humor, glamour and thrill from this star-studded venture.