Warner Bros. just announced another reboot of a movie with an all-female cast. This time, a women-led the renowned Ocean’s Eleven franchise films. The announcement shed light on eight projects, with a cast of stars
including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kawling, and rapper and comedian Nora Lum.
The Ocean’s Eleven spinoff, not a remake, enrolled a list of A-listers actresses to match the likes of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon from the original franchise. For those with a lasting memory, there are three Academy Award winners in the cast and one two-Oscar nominee.
It also marks new credits for Rihanna, who recently landed a role in the sci-fi film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” and for the less known in film industry Awawkina.
Nora Lum, even as she is not as famous as, say, Bonham Carter (a.k.a. Bellatrix Lestrange), claims her way to fame with her rapping alter-ego, Awkwafina. Here is her first mock-rap single about her downstairs.
The reboot of a 1960s movie remake
Some other additions are expected to happen to the titular eight in the following days. It’s also worth noting that Ocean’s Eleven is a remake of 1960’s Ocean’s 11.
Writer-director Gary Ross will be in charge of the film. He is known as the man at the helm of 2012’s Hunger games or, more recently, the flick “The Free State of Jones” with Mattew McConaughey premiered last June.
Plot details are yet to be revealed, but as the franchise is already known, some Casino heist and a lot of jazzy music will surely be added to the mix.
With the recent reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise with an all-women cast, Hollywood is on the doorstep of a new genre. Even so, maybe it’s time for women to get their original scripts. The studio could also take on another classic from the 60s and cast an original remake of the movie starring with talented actresses.
Nonetheless, a reboot of Die Hard featuring a strong female actress sounds like something Warner Bros could be already working on. Like Angelina Jolie in Salt, who auditioned for a character named “Edwin Salt”; or Sigourney Weaver for her role in Alien, now an icon of sci-fi and horror movies.
Maybe it’s best to admit that the real trend is to dig up any old blockbuster, comic, book or even video game and reimagine it, rewrite it or expand it. 2016’s box office features only two original movies in the top 20: Zootopia (no. 2) and the Chinese film Monster Hunt (No. 12).
It’s worth noting that Ocean’s Eleven is a remake of 1960’s Ocean’s 11. The all-women spinoff found its protagonist nine years later after the third installment.
Source: Entertainment Tonight