You may or may not remember a few months ago, when an all female reboot of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise was announced, with Sandra Bullock set to star as the lead of the new franchise. Similar to the all female Ghostbusters reboot as well, the project was met with mixed responses from fans, with many wondering the obvious question – why couldn’t they just make an original female crime/heist movie, without rebooting an already beloved franchise?
Well, the answer is that Hollywood is a business after all, that likes to cash in on brand names as much as possible. That’s just a fact. However, it looks like all might not be as we had thought, thanks to a new possible casting report for the project.
The Tracking Board is reporting that X-Men star and all-around America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence, is reportedly in talks to join the film alongside Bullock. With Gary Ross set to direct, the report states that the director’s relationship with the star from The Hunger Games may make this casting a lot more than just wishful thinking on the studio’s part.
However, that’s not where things get interesting as the report goes on to mention that contrary to popular belief, the film will not be a reboot of the Ocean’s franchise after all, but will instead follow Bullock’s character and her team, who just so happens to be the sister of Danny Ocean.
I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t see that one coming, though I don’t know how much more excited it makes me for the film, after already having a lukewarm at best reaction to it. Bullock and Lawrence are two of the most beloved actresses in the entertainment industry though, and seeing their banter onscreen might be enough to warrant the project’s existence by itself, especially with the added heist aspect. The project is certainly shooting for the top stars right now though, so I can only imagine who else might be brought in to fill out the rest of the cast.
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