ByAllanah Faherty, writer at Creators.co
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15 years ago a crew of 11 men took on three of the world's biggest casinos for the most ambitious heist of all time in the film Ocean's Eleven. The movie, which was a remake of a 1960 film of the same name, was so successful it became a trilogy and collectively hauled in over $1.1 billion at the box office.

Now, nine years after the final film in the trilogy was released the franchise will be expanded with an all-female spinoff titled Ocean's Eight. So what have we heard about the upcoming since it was announced back in October 2015? Take a look at everything we know so far:

Ocean's Eight News, Rumors & Updates

UPDATED: 01/30/2017

Warner Bros. have just dropped the first official image for Ocean's Eight. In it, we see the team - consisting of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Sarah Paulson - looking extremely serious (and stylish) on the New York subway. Check out the picture, and Warner Bros official caption, below:

(Credit: Barry Wetcher/WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC., VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS NORTH AMERICA INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC)
(Credit: Barry Wetcher/WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC., VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS NORTH AMERICA INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC)

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' first look at "Ocean's 8" from one of New York City's most iconic locales: the subway. In Summer 2018, the tide will turn as (L-r) Debbie Ocean (SANDRA BULLOCK) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou (CATE BLANCHETT); Nine Ball (RIHANNA); Amita (MINDY KALING); Constance (AWKWAFINA); Rose (HELENA BONHAM CARTER); Daphne Kluger (ANNE HATHAWAY); and Tammy (SARAH PAULSON).

Other recent Ocean's Eight news:

Ocean's Eight release date

After much debate, Jeff Sneider of Mashable has revealed that Ocean's Eight is headed for a midsummer release, apparently eyeing up June 8, 2018.

Ocean's Eight trailer

Given that Ocean's Eight was still filming in late January, and that release date has been set for Summer 2018, it looks likely that we'll have to wait until at least later-2017 or 2018 before any footage will be released.

Ocean's Eight characters

We currently only know a few details about the characters of Ocean's Eight, so be sure to check back for more in depth character descriptions as more details are released. Here's what we know about the characters of the film so far:

  • Debbie Ocean: The leader of the all-female heist crew and brother to protagonist of the Ocean's trilogy, Danny Ocean. Debbie's connection to Danny is what makes Ocean's Eight a spin-off and not a reboot.
  • Lou: A member of Debbie's crew
  • Nine Ball: A member of Debbie's crew
  • Amita: A member of Debbie's crew
  • Constance: A member of Debbie's crew
  • Rose: A member of Debbie's crew
  • Daphne Kluger: A member of Debbie's crew
  • Tammy: A member of Debbie's crew
  • Linus Caldwell: A character from the Ocean's trilogy films, we know that Linus will at least make some sort of appearance in Ocean's Eight.

Ocean's Eight cast

Being such a huge project, Ocean's Eight has a massive and massively talented crew working on it. Aside from the lead eight ladies, there have also been a number of other actors and celebrities confirmed to be appearing in the film at least in a cameo role. No doubt the list will only grow as we learn more about the film, but here's the current list of actors involved:

  • Sandra Bullock: Sandra Bullock will head the the cast in the role of Debbie Ocean.
  • Cate Blanchett: Lord of the Rings actress, Cate Blanchett has locked down the role of Lou
  • Rihanna: Actor/Singer Rihanna is playing the character Nine Ball
  • Mindy Kaling: The Mindy Project star play the role of Amita
  • Awkwafina: This musician/actor will be playing the character of Constance
  • Helena Bonham Carter: Suffragette actor Helena Bonham Carter will play Rose
  • Anne Hathaway: Interstellar's Anne Hathaway has landed the role of Daphne Kluger.
  • Sarah Paulson: American Horror Story star, Sarah Paulson will be playing Tammy
  • Matt Damon: Ocean's trilogy star Matt Damon has been confirmed to reprise the character of Linus Caldwell for the spin-off.
  • Dakota Fanning: We don't yet know the role that Dakota Fanning will play, though no doubt details will soon emerge.
  • Damien Lewis: Likewise with Fanning, Homeland star Damien Lewis's role in the film is still a mystery.
  • Eric West: Satisfaction star, Eric West will also appear in a yet-to-be-confirmed role
  • Richard Armitage: Hobbit star Richard Armitage will also appear in an undisclosed role.

In addition to all the actors involved, there will also be many celebrities making cameo appearances, including:

  • Kim Kardashian West
  • Kendall Jenner
  • James Cordon

Gary Ross, who previously directed Pleasantville and The Hunger Games, is at the helm of this massive project. He is joined by the Ocean's trilogy masters, director Steven Soderbergh and star George Clooney, who will act as producers on the film.

Apparently the idea for the film was conceived by Ross, who brought it to Soderbergh, Clooney and late producer Jerry Weintraub back in 2014. The screenplay was then written by Olivia Milch (Queen & Country, Dude) before the project was officially announced in 2015.

Ocean's Eight Plot

Obviously most of the plot is being closely guarded, but a few tidbits have been made public since the movie was announced. First of all, apparently the film will not be a reboot, but rather a spinoff.

The film will see Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) set out with a team of thieves to steal a valuable necklace from the Met Ball and frame the crooked gallery owner. The connection to the Ocean's trilogy comes in when it's explained that Debbie Ocean is the sister of Ocean's trilogy character, Danny Ocean (George Clooney).

The rest of Debbie Ocean's crew is made up of Lou (Cate Blanchett), Nine Ball (Rihanna); Amita (Mindy Kaling); Constance (Awkwafina); Rose (Helena Bonham Carter; Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) and Tammy (Sarah Paulson).

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Source: Indiewire, Independent, Showbiz411, Maxim, The Playlist, Slash Film, Deadline