Ocean’s 8: What a Way to Cap the Year of the Woman

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Ocean’s 8: What a Way to Cap the Year of the Woman

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


ore than a year after the announcement of the all-woman installment of the Ocean franchise, the first full-length trailer of Ocean’s 8 finally dropped yesterday. And boy, it couldn’t have come at a better time. The spinoff, that’s slated to release in June next year, stars eight badass Grammy-, Oscar-, and Golden Globe-winning women, from Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling to Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Awkwafina.

In the film, Bullock plays Debbie Ocean (her character is a sister to George Clooney’s Danny Ocean) and the trailer begins with her getting out of the prison after being incarcerated for about five years. She then embarks on putting together a team of the coolest thieves who’ll help her steal a $150 million necklace from Daphne Kluge (Anne Hathaway) at the annual Met Gala. Cate Blanchett’s Lou is the second-in-command to Debbie, much the same way Brad Pitt’s Rusty Ryan was to Danny.