It looks like we're not done with the Ocean's Eleven franchise just yet. Variety reports that Hollywood is developing a follow-up to the hugely successful George Clooney/Brad Pitt/Matt Damon vehicle from the early noughties - but with one difference - it with be an all-female cast. Led by Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling, it's believed that Rihanna and Anne Hathaway are also attached to the film, now called Ocean's Eight. No word yet on who the eighth character might be, but with a cast this strong, we doubt it will be difficult getting another A-lister on board. (Anyone else betting that Sandra Bullock has thrown The Heat co-star Melissa McCarthy's name in the ring?)
Considering the global success of the Ocean's Eleven trilogy, we can see why Hollywood is so eager to jump on the bandwagon. And given Hollywood's obsession with remakes, the crime caper is ripe for a reboot - the final movie in the trilogy (Ocean's Thirteen) came out nearly a decade ago, which we guess is enough time for a generation to pretend it never happened. Thankfully, the same crew from the original noughties is locked in - Steven Soderbergh and Gary Ross are on board to direct, and production is scheduled to begin this October.
Let's hope it's a more fruitful exercise than the female-led Ghostbusters remake, which has sadly failed to be the box office smash many were hoping for. Bridesmaids may have proven that chick-driven films can be successful, but Hollywood has a long way to go before they become the norm.