The film is an offshoot of the Ocean’s Eleven series, and is the biggest title from Warner Bros. this summer. Directed by Gary Ross, Ocean’s Eight features a star-studded, dream cast of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter who pose as eight expert thieves. This time around, Danny Ocean's sister, Debbie Ocean, (played by Sandra Bullock) leads a group of women in a jewelry heist at the Met Gala. In the end, each woman will walk away with $16.5 million dollars.
Ocean’s 8 opens 11 years after the franchise’s third movie, Ocean’s Thirteen. The last film’s launching weekend raked in $36.1 million domestically in 2007. Comparably, Ocean’s Twelve debuted with $39.2 million in 2004, and Ocean’s Eleven brought in $38.1 million in 2001.
Ocean's Eleven first hit theaters in 1960 starring the Rat Pack crew: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and Angie Dickinson. It was later rebooted into the 2001 classic (with the same name) starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy García, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, and Julia Roberts.
Ocean's 8 arrives June 8.