The first trailer for Ocean’s 8, previously called Ocean’s Eight and previously, previously called Ocean’s Ocho, is here.
Stars an all-star ensemble cast of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, and Helena Bonham Carter.
The trailer positions Sandra Bullock’s character at the helm of a new heist crew anchored by Cate Blanchett. Mindy Kaling plays a jewelry expert, Rihanna a mysterious hacker type, Helena Bonham Carter works in fashion, Sarah Paulson’s a reluctant mom, and Awkwafina plays a street-smart hustler. The target is Anne Hathaway’s character, or more specifically, her $150,000,000 necklace. At first glance, the pacing, tone, and humor of the trailer seems consistent with previous Ocean films.
The film is a twist on Steven Soderbergh’s early aughts heist series (Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen), a trilogy in which the crew pulling off the central “impossible” caper grew by one person each time. A terrible premise, but some pretty entertaining movies! Soderbergh is only a producer on Ocean’s 8, which was directed by Pleasantville and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross.
Due out next June, Ocean’s 8 will be released 11 years after the final installment of the original series.