Date: 20th May 2022

Ocean's Eleven Prequel Movie With Margot Robbie In Development.

Margot Robbie is re-teaming with her "Bombshell" director Jay Roach for 1960s-set prequel to Steven Soderbergh's all-star heist crime caper film "Ocean’s Eleven".

Robbie will star and produce a new Ocean’s movie that will be directed by Jay Roach, the same director who worked with Robbie on the 2019 drama Bombshell, which earned Robbie a best-supporting actress Oscar nomination. The film will also see Tom Acklery join as producer, with Roach also getting a producer and executive producer credit.

Details have not been revealed about the story, but it is said to be a prequel that's set in Europe during the 1960s, making it unlikely any stars from the previous Ocean's films would be reprising their roles. Robbie is also producing in addition to starring in the film, serving as a producer alongside LuckyChap partner Tom Ackerley. Roach will also produce alongside Michelle Graham for Everyman Pictures. Gary Ross, Olivia Milch, and Josey McNamara are executive producing. The screenplay is written by Carrie Solomon.

Since the film does not officially have the go-ahead, there’s always a chance it will not come to fruition. But if all goes to plan, the next "Ocean's" installment will go into production in spring of 2023.

Warner Bros. made two sequels, 2004's Ocean's Twelve and 2007's Ocean's Thirteen. After an eleven-year hiatus, Warner Bros. brought the franchise back with an all female-led spin-off film titled Ocean's 8 starring Sandra Bullock as the sister to George Clooney's Danny Ocean and also featured Cate Blanchette, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kailing, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkafina, Rihanna, and Sarah Paulson. Ocean's 8 was a box office hit and outgrossed both Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen at the domestic box office. Despite the film's success, no word was ever given about a potential sequel.

An Oscar nominee for “I, Tonya” and “Bombshell,” Robbie recently reprised her role as the maniacal criminal Harley Quinn in director James Gunn’s comic book adventure “The Suicide Squad.” She has several films in the works, including David O. Russell’s 1930s-set murder mystery “Amsterdam” and Damien Chazelle’s period piece “Babylon.”

Source: Press Release



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