The series Ocean & # 39; s Eleven has historically focused on the achievements of his male characters, groups of men who come together to throw caution to the wind, but the type of sequel Ocean & # 39; s 8 forwards the series as an exclusively female work. As detailed in the film's latest trailer, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), Danny Cloer's "separated sister" from the Danny Ocean trilogy, begins writing her lineup to get a jewelry heist at the Met Gala in New York. York Your goal: a $ 150 million necklace worn by a character played by Anne Hathaway.
When filmmaker Steven Soderbergh did Ocean's Eleven in 2001, he was riffing on a 1960 film that was best known for presenting the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis , Jr. Consequently, he supplied the cast with what looked like modern Rat Pack equivalents: actors like Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. As the franchise restarted until 2007, he tried to exude the same kind of retro arrogance, although sometimes the movies seemed to be doing little more than brushing the charisma of movie stars. As a concept, he began to feel antiquated instead of retro. The take of screenwriter Olivia Milch for Ocean & # 39; s 8 offers the opportunity to see all the conceit in a different context.
Judging from the latest sequel breakthrough, the franchise's wit and dry humor are front and center, anchored in a truly top-notch cast that also includes Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina.
Ocean & # 39; s 8 will hit theaters on June 8.