Ocean’s 8 airs tonight. Find out what the eight award-winning protagonists of the film heist are about and who they are.
Tonight at 21:20 will be broadcast on channel 27 Ocean’s 8the famous spin-off of Ocean’s 11 released in 2018 and directed by Gary Ross. The film follows a group of women led by Debbie Ocean, Danny Ocean’s sister, as they carry out a sophisticated robbery during the famous Met Gala, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Worthy descendant of the heist series with George Clooney, the film was very successful for its stellar cast, all female which includes well-known names. Let’s find out together!
Here are the protagonists of Ocean’s 8
After the release of Ocean’s ThirteenHollywood producer Steven Soderbergh stated that there would be no Ocean’s Fourteen. However, things didn’t go exactly like this. In December 2015, after several back and forth, Soderbergh gave an interview explaining that a new spin-off was in development. This time an all-female film. A few months later, now in August 2016, the stellar cast was announced. Here are the 8 stars featured in the film!
The American actress plays Debbie Ocean, a professional thief just out of prison and looking for revenge, sister of Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney in Ocean’s 11. During her career, the actress has won a long series of awards. To date, she has received 139 nominations, winning a total of 65 awards including an Academy Award for Best Actress in The blind side.
The actress plays Lou Miller, Debbie’s friend and accomplice. The actress received 8 Oscar nominations and won two, for The Aviator And Blue Jasmine by Woody Allen. We saw it recently in Tar, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Recently, she also appeared on the Women of the Year 2023 list.
The actress is best known for films such as Pretty princess, The devil wears Prada, Alice in wonderland And Les Miserablesfor which she won the Oscar for best supporting actress in 2013. It is recent news that we will see her again soon in a new project signed by Warner Bros. In Ocean’s 8Anne Hathaway plays the selfish and insufferable actress Daphne Kluger.
The famous pop singer, indeed, the second best-selling female artist of all time, has been an award-winning music artist, already boasting nine Grammy Awards, thirteen American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eight People’s Choice Awards and many more awards. Marks his film debut with Ocean’s 8 playing 9 Ball, a skilled hacker who will be central to the group’s plan.
Actress, comedian, screenwriter and producer. We loved her as Kelly Kapoor in The Office, for which she was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her screenplay. We then saw her in The Mindy Project, series created and produced by Kailing herself, who also plays the role of the protagonist. In Ocean’s 8 plays counterfeiter Amita.
Helena Bonham Carter
Muse and ex-wife of Tim Burton, and starred in many of his films, including Sweeney Todd And Alice in Wonderland. The English actress is the winner of numerous awards including two Academy Awards, four British Academy Television Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and nine Golden Globe Awards. Here, she Helena plays fashion designer Rose Weil.
Famous for his roles in American horror story, for which he won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards. We also saw her in the Netflix series Ratched and in Impeachments. She is a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner. Here she plays the role of Tammy, the pole of the criminal group.
Awkwafina was born as a rapper on Youtube. After a series of marginal roles such as in Crazy Rich Asians And Jumanji: The Next Levelwins a Golden Globe Award for his starring role in The Farewell: A good lie. In Ocean’s 8 the pickpocket Constance.
The plot of Ocean’s 8
The film follows the story of Debbie Ocean. Fresh out of jail, Debbie meets her old partner in crime Lou and convinces her to participate in a heist she planned while she was in prison. Debbie and Lou assemble a team consisting of: a pickpocket named Constance, a computer hacker named 9-Ball, a jewelry maker named Amita, and an indebted fashion designer named Rose Weil. The plan is to steal from the Met Gala a Cartier necklace worth $150 million.
Will the heist saga have a new sequel?
There is recent news that a remake of Ocean’s 11 with protagonists Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. The duo, which will soon hit theaters with Barbie by Greta Gerwig, it looks like a winner. The film will be directed by Jay Roach and is slated for a summer 2024 release.
For the moment let’s enjoy the vision, or rewatch, of Ocean’s 8.
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