Another day, another unnecessary reboot.
George Clooney is passing the Ocean's Eleven baton to Sandra Bullock, who will star in an all-female reboot. Clooney will produce, along with original Ocean's Eleven director Stephen Soderbergh, who got the ball rolling along with the late producer Jerry Weintraub. Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) will direct, and Olivia Milch is writing the screenplay.
From Indiewire, with the exclusive:
A project we’ve been tracking for much of the year, the female ‘Ocean’s’ has actually been quietly gestating since at least fall 2014, but we worried that it hit a major snag recently when the legendary Weintraub passed away this past summer (his memorial was held last month in New York and the aforementioned key players were all there). But sources close to the project tell The Playlist that the movie is still definitely in the works, and Milch has handed in a draft of the screenplay.
Plot details and additional casting has yet to be revealed, though Indiewire is reporting that Clooney may give us a Danny Ocean cameo. Okay, fine, maybe we don't totally hate this. But do we really need another Ocean's Eleven so soon? No, no we don't.
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