Although it won’t be released until 8 June 2018, Ocean’s Eight is already becoming one of the most talked-about movies on the internet. This is because it has got a sensational cast, some big names behind the scenes, and plenty of all-female action to keep it controversial!
Ever since Ocean’s Thirteen closed off the trilogy in 2007, there has been plenty of speculation about whether there would be any further instalments of this heist comedy.
And thankfully Jerry Weintraub and Steven Soderbergh got to work in creating an all-female spin-off of the Ocean’s franchise that features legendary actresses like Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway.
Whilst previous instalments of the Ocean’s movies tended to be focused the casino city of Las Vegas, the new Ocean’s Eight film takes place in New York at the very fashionable Met Gala event.
Because of this there are plenty of unlikely celebrities making cameos in the film with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Zayn Malik and Serena Williams joining the likes of Rihanna in this star-studded movie.
The franchise has a history of pulling together some of the biggest names in cinema, and whilst Lucky Nugget Casino’s blog reveals plenty of fascinating facts about the previous films, these could pale in comparison to what Ocean’s Eight delivers.
This is because the all-female cast will almost certainly generate a similar level of controversy to that which the recent Ghostbusters movie suffered. Although the howls of complaint from some of the more backward sectors of the internet couldn’t hide the fact that Ghostbusters was an enjoyable movie, it did show how all-female spin-offs can create some serious headlines.
But there are a few familiar faces making a return to the Ocean’s franchise as Matt Damon is said to be making a cameo appearance as Linus Caldwell, and George Clooney will be co-producing the movie.
There’s also some serious star-power in the director’s chair as Gary Ross, who’s directed everything from the Oscar-winning Seabiscuit to the audience-slaying Hunger Games, will be joining the hugely successful franchise.
Given the sheer combined power of celebrities involved, it’s hard to see how Ocean’s Eight could fail at the box office. And so we could maybe see another Ocean’s film after this in a casino in New Zealand, or even back in its spiritual home of Las Vegas!
The article is written by Katrina Smith.