May we have your attention please. This is not a drill. The first Ocean’s 8 trailer has been released and it’s everything you expected — and more. And while it can be argued that it’s essentially a copycat of the Ocean’s movies that came before it (Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are basically George Clooney and Brad Pitt; there’s a tech expert, in this case, Rihanna; and a pickpocket, this time played by Awkwafina), it also has its own identity, and is more sequel than reboot. So that’s something. But, hey, who cares??? It’s still good old-fashioned entertainment and fun.
Squeeeeeee! Add in Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Helena Bonham Carter and now we’re talking! We all assumed Anne Hathaway was going to be part of the team of cons led by Bullock’s Debbie Ocean (estranged sister of Clooney’s Danny Ocean), but she appears to be the mark. Or is she? It is called Ocean’s 8, after all.
And because they’re going to rob the Met Gala, there’ll be lots of fun cameos. According to Variety, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Katie Holmes, Serena Williams, Dakota Fanning, Zayn Malik, Anna Wintour, and Ocean’s star Matt Damon will make appearances. And as for the rest of the cast, Damian Lewis plays Debbie’s ex and the target of their heist (perhaps Hathaway is his new beau?), while Richard Armitage and James Corden (both of whom you see in the trailer) also co-star.
Hmm, if this goes well, unlike the much-maligned Ghostbusters reboot, these gals might be able to do a trilogy (8, 9, 10) — and come back around, full circle.
Ocean’s 8 hits theatres June 8. We can’t wait.