Has someone been reading our fan fiction again? Because the casting news for the upcoming Ocean’s Eleven spin-off, Ocean’s Eight, sounds like stuff that all of our dreams are made of. According to Deadline, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and rapper/actress Awkwafina are close to signing deals to appear in the all-female take on the flicks. Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock have already been connected to the project.
And, yes, we can count. That means only seven women are currently expected to star. Considering how awesome that list already is, we have very high hopes for the woman chosen as lucky No. 8. But might we suggest Julia Roberts, who starred alongside George Clooney, Brad Pitt and their band of hot and merry men in the franchise previously. It would make for a nice way to tie to the two worlds together.
Anyway, the film is expected to start filming in NYC this October. Which brings us to the next bit of awesome news. According to a rumor, the film may be about a heist... that takes place at the Met Gala(!). OK, this is officially the best movie ever. Right, Anna?