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Ocean's 8 Girl Reboot Gets Rihanna, Anne Hathaway & Mindy Kaling

The just-announced reboot of the franchise that started with the Rat Pack before being remade with Clooney-Damon-Pitt now boasts an all-female, all-star cast

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Hollywood, ever starved for original ideas, is now doing Ocean’s 8, a reboot of a reboot—and cheerfully ripping off fellow reboot Ghostbusters‘ twist by making it an all-female outing.

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Growing weary of directing the Ocean’s 11 blockbusters and his on-again/off-again/on-again retirement, Steven Soderbergh switches to producer mode on Ocean’s 8, while his go-to second-unit director and bland journeyman director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) heads to the director’s chair.

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Where’s that gender parity, tho? The team can’t even get together a full 11 for this caper! Perhaps the studio is worried that even post-Bridesmaids, post-Ghostbusters crowds can’t stomach an additional three female leads.

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The one bright spot in this sad bit of news, as reported by Deadline? The remake is pulling an incredible roster of lady-talent with an A+ range of ages—including chic elder stateswomen Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham-Carter—and women of colour, like Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina. Anne Hathaway rounds out the cast, with one spot left to claim. If we could get a queer woman in there? Now that would be original.

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