Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock will take over his lead role in the Ocean’s Eleven franchise in an all-new, all-female reboot of the 2001 Steven Soderbergh caper.
Whether Bullock will be playing Danielle Ocean, one of Danny’s embittered ex-wives or another character entirely is unclear at this time, but we do know that The Hunger Games director Gary Ross is onboard to helm the reboot. Ross has a longstanding friendship with “Ocean’s” trilogy director Steven Soderbergh, with the latter having produced Ross’s 1998 hit Pleasantville and famously directed second unit on the first Hunger Games. Soderbergh has been onboard to develop the reboot with producers Clooney and the late Jerry Weintraub since last year, with screenwriter Olivia Milch (Queen & Country, Little Women) having recently turned her draft in to Warner Bros.
Ross is currently putting the finishing touches on his Civil War epic The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, which is due out on May 13, 2016. Bullock stars in new release Our Brand Is Crisis.