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The all-female Ocean’s Eight has recruited seven of its members.

Months ago, news broke that Sandra Bullock was going to lead an all female reboot of Ocean’s Eleven, directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) and titled Ocean’s Eight. Now it looks like Warner Bros. is locking down its cast for the project, adding Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina. (Awkwafina is the stage name of Nora Lum, a rapper and comedian who appeared in Neighbors 2.)

 Back in June, Bonham Carter told EW  “It’s a really good script — but I still don’t know if I’m going to be in it, but it’s a great script, and it’s great for women. Just hilarious.”

Steven Soderbergh, who directed the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, is going to be on board as a producer, and he and Ross are longtime friends and collaborators (Soderbergh shot second unit on The Hunger Games.).

Not all of the actresses’ deals have officially closed yet, and casting is still ongoing. Production on Ocean’s Eight is set to begin this October.

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