The film will be directed by Jay Roach from a screenplay by Carrie Solomon. Produced by Gary Ross, Josey McNamara, Michelle Graham, Tom Ackerley, and Olivia Milch.
‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Prequel Contains Love, Heist, and Racing Hearts: A Monaco Grand Prix Adventure
Speaking to AP News, director Jay Roach said, “The Monaco Grand Prix is the backdrop, and there’s a big, famous shipping magnate who has a yacht. It’s not inexpensive. And wanted it to be old-fashioned. Margot brought it to me as a kind of old-fashioned epic love story slash adventure disguised as a heist. It’s still a heist movie, but it’s very much a love story. And we were both inspired by Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, but also by Notorious. It just wants to be a big, big cinematic spectacle. We didn’t quite sync up yet on what the right budget for it is.”
“Originally, there were some questions about whether it would be weird to have (Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling) together again after Barbie. But I think there’s just some pairings you want to see in. It’s such a powerful, powerful duo, you know? And it’s and the suspense of will they come together; will they trust each other enough to team up? That’s romantic. That’s why Notorious is one of the most romantic movies I’ve ever seen, because they don’t trust each other, and they need to trust each other. That’s the heart of what I want to do.”
Ocean’s Eleven is a film franchise that includes 1960 original and a 2001 remake. The 1960 version starred the Rat Pack, led by Frank Sinatra, as a group of World War II buddies planning a New Year’s Eve heist in Las Vegas. The 2001 remake, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starred George Clooney and an ensemble cast robbing three casinos simultaneously. Both versions are known for their stylish heist plots and star-studded casts.
Robbie and Gosling are set to star in “Barbie.” The film is directed by Greta Gerwig. Gerwig also co-wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach. Based on the Barbie fashion dolls by Mattel and takes inspiration from the 1994 book “Reviving Ophelia” by Mary Pipher.
Barbie will hit theaters on July 21, 2023, from Warner Bros. Pictures.