According to Deadline, they’ll also be joined by sitcom star Mindy Kaling and rapper Awkwafina, alongside Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, who’d previously been linked with the project, currently titled ‘Ocean’s Eight’.
This leaves one place left in the star-studded leading line-up, with the website claiming that the film is still looking to cast its one remaining main part.
It has also been suggested that the stars of the original ‘Ocean’s’ trilogy, which included Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones, Brad Pitt and George Clooney, could make cameo appearances in the new reboot.
Gary Ross, who previously helmed ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Big’, is thought to have been hired to direct the new project, with filming reportedly set to begin in New York as soon as October.
This latest ‘Ocean’s Eight’ news comes just weeks after a female-led ‘Ghostbusters’, starring Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig, hit cinemas around the world.
Although the film received generally positive reviews, it had a bumpy time along the way, with sexist critics panning the decision to include an all-female cast, with the only male lead going to Chris Hemsworth as their dim-witted receptionist, Kevin.
The film’s trailer went on to become the most-disliked video in YouTube history when it was uploaded earlier this year, but that hasn’t stopped ‘Ghostbusters’ from thriving at the box office, debuting at number one on its opening weekend here in the UK.
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