Ocean’s Eleven (the big scam) will have a new movie, but this time it is a prequel. As anticipated Variety, Margot Robbie will be one of the protagonists in this new installment. The aforementioned media adds that, although the film still does not have the green light for its production, it is already in development at Warner Bros.
Until now, we know that the film aims to take place in Europe in 1960. Jay Roach, who previously worked with Robbie in 2019 on the film Bombshell, will be in charge of directing the prequel to the famous robbery franchise. Carrie Salomon, for her part, will be the one who writes the script for it.
There are still some details to be confirmed. So far, we know that Robbie and Tom Ackerly will produce the film via LuckyChap. These two are joined by Roach and Michelle Graham, through Everyman Pictures. For their part, Gary Ross, Olivia Milch and Josey McNamara will be in charge of the executive production of the prequel.
More details on the prequel Ocean’s Eleven
Of course, the film has not yet been confirmed by the studio. For this reason, at any time it could end up being canceled. However, in the event that everything follows its current course, it is expected that the new installment of the franchise Ocean’s Eleven start production in spring 2023; a whole year since the announcement of this news. Meanwhile, Margot Robbie is quite busy working on the version of Barbie of the famous director Greta Gerwig; and which is expected to be released in mid-2023.
Just like the original movie, the 2018 installment, Ocean’s 8: The Scammers, came to show us some of the most recognizable faces in cinema. However, on that occasion It was an all-female cast.; being billed as a gender-swapped version of the original film. Ocean’s 8: The Scammers featured the participation of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway.
In the original film released in 2001 we were able to see movie greats. Among them we have Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and George Clooney. The film, like its new prequel, was based on the year 1960; although it took place in the city of Las Vegas. This would be the scenario where our protagonists would commit their multi-million dollar crime.
Robbie is no stranger to very high-end productions.. We have already seen her before in roles like Harley Quinn in Suicide Squadand being nominated for an Oscar in productions such as I, Tonya Y Bombshell. In addition to his movie Barbie and the new iteration of Ocean’s ElevenRobbie has other jobs in production, such as Babylon by Damien Chazelle amsterdam by David O. Russell, Asteroid City by Wes Anderson and Mean by Justin Kurzel.