WATCH: the ‘Ocean’s 8’ trailer is criminally good
"Every con has its pros" or so the witty Ocean's 8 tagline says and in this case the pros are lead by criminal mastermind Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock). Ocean is the estranged sister of Danny Ocean (played by George Clooney) - the master thief in the previous Ocean's movie trilogy.
Ocean is fresh out of prison and already planning her next mark: the high-fashion New York Met Gala. So of course she needs a crew, which her partner in crime, Lou (played by Cate Blanchett) says, "Even if you do this you'll need 20 people." Bullock replies with, "Seven people, we'll need seven people."
Which instantly elevates the film, in the male-led Ocean's films, George Clooney required atleast 11 crew members for each crime: Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. But the gals are so capable they only need seven.
Bullock assembles her crew of talented crims from an all-star list including Rihanna (playing a tech whiz), Mindy Kaling as a counterfeit jewellery maker, Awkwafina (pick pocket), Helena Bonham Carter (fashion designer - they obviously need a fashion 'in' to the Met Gala) and Sarah Paulson.
And while the heist will take place at the glittering, jewel-studded Met Gala, one particular guest, Daphne Kluger (played by Anne Hathaway) and her $100 million+ diamond necklace, is the target of the con. It's not clear from the trailer whether Hathaway is part of the con or a victim - which of course is what makes these films so great - you're never seeing the whole picture.
Aside from the star-studded main cast of Bullock, Blanchett, Rihanna, Kaling and Hathaway, the high-style setting means cameos from all the top models and main fashion players including: Kendall Jenner, Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Adriana Lima, Zac Posen, Zayn Malik.
Ocean's 8 was directed by Gary Ross with George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh (who directed the original Ocean's trilogy) both scoring producer credits.
Watch the Ocean's 8 trailer here:
Ocean's 8 will be in cinemas June 8, 2018
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