Sandra Bullock will lead an all-female remake of Ocean’s Eleven. First Ghostbusters, now Ocean’s – this gender-swap thing is showing no signs of slowing down.
According to a new report, Bullock will lead an all-female Ocean’s Eleven film, with Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) directing. George Clooney is on board to produce.
ThePlaylist broke news of the female Oceans Eleven movie and while there has been no official announcement as yet, it seems fairly likely given that website’s strong track record of breaking film news.
According to their sources, Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, and Jerry Weintraub got the ball rolling on the female Ocean’s Eleven project last year. It hit a speed bump when Weintraub — who produced the Soderbergh-directed 2001 film — passed away, but now it’s back on track with Olivia Milch (Queen & Country, Little Women) is writing the screenplay.
No plot details have been revealed, and it’s not yet clear whether the new Ocean’s Eleven will be a remake, reboot, sequel, prequel, spinoff, reimagining, retelling, or whatever new method Hollywood has come up with to extend a dead franchise. The site’s sources say, however, that there’s a chance Clooney could cameo as Danny Ocean.
A female-led Ocean’s Eleven is very much keeping in line with current trends. The Ghostbusters franchise was in limbo until Paul Feig pitched his female-centric reboot, and recently we heard Road House was getting remade with Ronda Rousey as the new Patrick Swayze. We’ve also seen some smaller roles get gender-swapped lately, like when Tilda Swinton signed on to play the Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Bullock tends to be choosy about her roles, because she can definitely afford to be. She had two movies out this year, the aforementioned Our Brand Is Crisis and the animated adventure Minions. Before that, she was last seen with Clooney in Gravity.