Early viewings of the all-female Ghostbusters movie has left some critics underwhelmed, but there’s no doubting it was a good move; Hollywood needs all the help it can get when it comes to giving women more leading roles. The premise itself is a strong one; all-female reboots can showcase the wide range of talented actresses in the industry and rewriting plots from a female point of view can create diversity and help tackle female stereotypes.
Some studio bosses are starting to see the light and hot on the heels of Ghostbusters comes another female-led remake we’re excited about: Ocean’s 11. The film, due to go into production this year, has an impressive cast list already, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blancett, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling according to Jezebel. Rumours were rife that Jennifer Lawerence would also be onboard, but according to reports, her hectic schedule means this will be an issue.
Details are scarce at this early stage, but the film is set to be a continuation of the George Clooney-led franchise, with Bullock playing Danny Ocean’s ex-con sister. Blanchett, who will be the equivalent of Brad Pitt’s Rusty, is supposedly her right-hand woman (what a pairing they will make). The premise is that they will form a team to steal a necklace from the Met Ball (just think of the gowns on display) in order to frame a villainous gallery owner, though this has yet to be confirmed by the Warner Bros studio distributing the movie.
Will the film include cameos from any of the 2001 cast? Will the ladies get one-up on the boys? Time will tell, but either way, this is going to be so, so good.