The final trailer for Ocean's 8 runs through the members of Debbie Ocean's (Sandra Bullock) crew in the upcoming spinoff of the Ocean's Eleven franchise. While it might feel like hearsay to some cinema buffs, more filmgoers are probably familiar with the 2001 version of Ocean's Eleven and its sequels than the original 1960 movie, featuring the famous "Rat Pack" (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., etc.). The three Ocean's movies that came out in the 2000s were directed by Steven Sodbergh and boast a modern "Rat Pack" of actors of their own, with George Clooney leading the way as Mr. Danny Ocean.
Ocean's 8 protagonist Debbie Ocean is Danny's sister and, based on the trailers for the spinoff, Danny was seemingly killed in an incident that resulted in Debbie being arrested and sent to prison. Hungry for some payback and eager to make a whole lot of money at the same time, Debbie wastes no time planning her next big heist upon becoming a free woman again. The job in question involves stealing the Toussaint necklace - a piece of jewelry valued at over $150 million - at New York's annual Met Gala; and in order to do so, Miss Ocean has to recruit a team of highly-skilled, if eccentric, individuals willing to bend the law until it breaks.
Fandango's Movieclips has the exclusive on the final trailer for Ocean's 8, which further confirms that tickets for the film are now on sale (go HERE to buy them at Fandango). Previous Ocean's 8 trailers have alluded to the personal nature of Miss Ocean's heist, while also shining a spotlight on the various members of Debbie's motley crew of criminals. The final trailer, on the other hand, focuses pretty much solely on the colorful personalities of the eponymous eight characters, including that of Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger, the spinoff's de facto antagonist, by the look of things.
All the members of Debbie's crew make an appearance in the final Ocean's 8 trailer: including, Cate Blanchett as Lou, Debbie's close ally and friend; Mindy Kaling as Amita, a jewelry maker; Helena Bonham Carter as Rose, a fashion designer; Rihanna as Nine Ball, a tech-wiz and hacker; Sarah Paulson as Tammy, Debbie's former partner in crime; and Awkwafina as Constance, a street-savvy thief, with Hathaway as Daphne making eight. The Late Late Show host James Corden and The Hobbit trilogy's Richard Armitage also make brief appearances in the final trailer, as key players in Debbie's schemes (possibly unwittingly, in Armitage's case).
Directed by Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games) from a script he co-wrote with up and comer Olivia Milch, Ocean's 8 continues to look like an delightfully breezy affair in its latest and presumably last preview. This sort of star-studded caper should be all the more refreshing after the past month of big-budget superhero spectacles and Star Wars adventures, as enjoyable as those are too. Ross doesn't appear to be re-inventing the wheel with his approach to the Ocean's brand here, but after more than ten years away (and with some welcome gender-swapping) now's as good a time as any for the IP to make its comeback.
- Ocean's 8/Ocean's Eight (2018) release date: Jun 08, 2018