Warner Bros. has set a June 8, 2018, release date for “Ocean’s Eight,” the all-female spinoff of “Ocean’s Eleven.”
Gary Ross, whose credits include “The Hunger Games” and “Free State of Jones,” is directing. Bullock’s character will be the leader of a group of thieves and cons who try to pull off a major heist. Ross is directing from a script that he co-wrote with Olivia Milch.
“Ocean’s Eleven” director Steven Soderbergh and Ross will produce with executive producer Susan Ekins. Village Roadshow is co-producing and co-financing, as it did with the three previous “Ocean’s” movies starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Greg Silverman and Jesse Ehrman are overseeing the film for the studio. Production is scheduled to begin soon in New York.
“Ocean’s Eight” had been listed previously on the June 8, 2018, only as a Warner Bros. “event film.” will open against Paramount’s sixth “Transformers” movie, planned as a spinoff centering on Bumblebee autobot.
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“Ocean’s Eight” is a spinoff from the “Ocean’s Eleven” trilogy of heist comedies released in 2001, 2004 and 2007, which were directed by Steven Soderbergh, produced by the late Jerry Weintraub and starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts. The three films grossed more than $1.1 billion worldwide.
The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.