Keeping up the trend of recasting popular movies with all female casts a la Ghostbusters, Warner Brothers is in the midst of casting Ocean’s 8, a remake of the various Ocean’s 11 videos that starred Brad Pitt and George Clooney. The two movies are linked through Clooney’s Danny Ocean character, whose sister as portrayed by Sandra Bullock will lead the film.
Putting aside the film being directed by Gary Ross (Hunger Games), who is not a woman, and the female version getting three fewer people than the men’s version (not unlike the 78 cents we get on their dollar), our ears perked up quite a lot to hear that Rihanna has officially signed on to a cast that will be lead by Bullock along with Cate Blanchett plus Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham, Mindy Kaling and rapper Awkwafina–yes there is one slot still open.
Phew, talk about some heavy hitter actresses! As tough as the cast is, you have to figure the fashions are going to be a big part of the appeal. Let’s face it, there’s no way they can’t be if Rih has agreed to sign on.