The plot: this will be a female driven caper spinoff of the George Clooney led Ocean’s 11/12/13 movies.
The director: Gary Ross is set to direct, with Steve Soderbergh (who directed the Clooney movies) producing. Susan Ekins of WB is executive producing.
The script: Ross cowrote the script with Olivia Milch
The cast: the first casting news to break was around Sandra Bullock, followed by Cate Blanchett and then Anne Hathaway! Getting three actresses with Academy Awards brings a lot of prestige to the project, also set to star Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina & Helena Bonham Carter. Deals are reportedly about to be reached with everyone on the list, leaving casting open for one more actress to fill the title 8.
The film is set to start shooting in October in New York – with more details emerging closer to the start of production.