It’s about time we get a heist film featuring an all-female cast, and although its release date is still a couple months away, the official trailer for Ocean’s 8 has arrived.
Directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), Ocean’s 8 assembles to pull off a jewellery heist right in the thick of one of New York City’s most glamorous nights of the year—The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute gala.
In December, a teaser trailer was released that gave us a glimpse at each character’s personality, but the new official trailer better highlights the film’s plot and provides a deeper look into the world of this lady-led remake.
Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, the “convicted felon” sister of even “more convicted felon” Danny Ocean (played by George Clooney in the Ocean’s Eleven reboot trilogy), who has been planning to rob the legendary Met Gala for the last five years, eight months, and 12 days.
With the help of her seven cohorts—Cate Blanchett as the right-hand woman, Mindy Kaling as the jewellery forger, Sarah Paulson as the nervous task manager, Anne Hathaway the snooty actress, and in her biggest spotlight so far, Rihanna is “9 Ball,” the crew’s tech-savvy genius, plus there’s Helena Bonham Carter and Awkwafina creeping around the edges—the trailer reveals that each thief will walk away with a pay day of $16.5 million from the heist.
Ocean’s 8 star-studded cast was announced back in 2016 but the official trailer details James Cordon as the film’s token male. Damian Lewis and Richard Armitage also turn up in the film, which is expected to feature cameos familiar to fans of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy. It’s already been confirmed that celebrities such as Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Zayn Malik, and many more will make appearances.
Of course, trailers can’t tell us whether or not a movie will be good. But, one thing’s for sure—Ocean’s 8 seems like a lot of fun, and we’ll be patiently waiting for it’s June 8 theatre release in our trench coats and dark sunglasses.