Production underway for all-star female cast in Oceans 8

Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are seen filming 'Ocean's 8' on October 31, 2016 in Queens borough of New York City. Photo / Getty
Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are seen filming 'Ocean's 8' on October 31, 2016 in Queens borough of New York City. Photo / Getty

It has been revealed that production has started for Ocean's 8.

Director Gray Ross is directing the all-star female cast which includes Oscar winner Sandra Bullock in the title role, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.

Several set photos from the film have already been released.

Actresses Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock are seen on the set of Ocean's Eight on October 24, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty
Actresses Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock are seen on the set of Ocean's Eight on October 24, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty

The all-girl cast will see eight women plan and execute a heist in New York. The film is a continuation of the male dominated 2001 film, Ocean's 11 and its sequels, which saw the likes of Brad Pitt and George Cooley pull off casino heists in Las Vegas.

Singer(R) Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter are seen on the set of of 'Ocean's Eight' on November 5, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty
Singer(R) Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter are seen on the set of of 'Ocean's Eight' on November 5, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty

Ocean's 8 is following in the footsteps of the recent Ghostbusters reboot, which featured a female main cast.

It is among a number of movies set to see gender-swapped characters take to the screen. However, rather than being a reboot, the female-driven Ocean's 8 is considered more of a sequel than a reboot to the original Ocean's films.

Collaborating with Ross behind the scenes on Ocean's 8 are director of photography Eigil Bryld (In Bruges, Not Fade Away), production designer Alex DiGerlando (Beasts of the Southern Wild, HBO's True Detective), editor Juliette Welfling (Free State of Jones, The Hunger Games), costume designer Sarah Edwards (Tower Heist, Showtime's Billions), and composer Nicholas Britell (The Big Short, Free State of Jones).

Cate Blanchett and Rhianna film "Ocean's 8" on November 7, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty
Cate Blanchett and Rhianna film "Ocean's 8" on November 7, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty

The film is set for release in mid-2018.

- NZ Herald

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