Not that I’m complaining…
Warner Bros announced an October start date in New York for Ocean’s Eight, the female-driven spinoff directed by Gary Ross, and the studio is closing with its principal cast. Yes, Warner bros is ghostbusters-ing a huge franchise, which is a big deal. And I’m supportive of it. But this cast seems so…all over the place. Not sure what’s happening here:
Aside from the previously identified Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, deals are close with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. The latter is the hip-hop moniker of Asian-American rapper and actress Nora Lum, who most recently had a role in Neighbors 2.
The picture is still casting — the firmed roster so far falls one shy of the title — and there is every possibility for cameos from the stars of the original trilogy, which grossed a collective $1.12 billion worldwide. Ross discussed the possibility of Bullock, Blanchett, Carter and Kaling while he was out promoting his most recent film, the Matthew McConaughey starrer Free State of Jones. Village Roadshow Pictures is co-financing and co-producing with Warner Bros.
Rihanna AND Helena Bonham Carter AND a rapper from Neighbors 2? Why not just bring on the entire cast of Ghostbusters anyway, and call it a day? We can make it into some kind of all-women circus of all famous people ever.
What do YOU think of the casting of this new action film? WEIGH IN BELOW!