Ryan Gosling could join Margot Robbie in Oceans 11 prequel
Martin Macdonald - 25 May 2023, 10:11 Share
Ryan Gosling is reportedly in talks to star in a prequel to Ocean's 11 alongside Margot Robbie.
The A-list pair are currently working on the Barbie movie together, with Robbie playing the title character and Gosling as Ken.
The Hollywood Reporter previously detailed how Warner Bros. hopes to reboot the Ocean's 11 franchise with Robbie as the star.
Though the project is yet to be fully greenlit, it is believed Robbie will star in the new movie as well as produce via her production company LuckyChap, which she shares with her husband Tom Ackerley.
Jay Roach, most famous for his work on the Austin Powers trilogy and Meet the Parents, is slated to direct, and he will also receive a production credit alongside Delirious Media's Michelle Graham.
The script has been penned by Carrie Solomon, and although plot details are naturally being kept under wraps for now, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the movie will primarily take place in Europe in the 1960s.
That is, of course, a deviation from the timeline of the four most recent entries in the franchise.
The original, released in 1960, starred five of the Rat Pack; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop.
In 2001, a reboot was released and it proved to be one of the most star-studded movies of the noughties, with George Clooney leading the cast as Danny Ocean alongside Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, Andy Garcia, Carl Reiner, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle and Casey Affleck among others.
It was a huge critical and commercial success, grossing $450 million worldwide from a budget of $85m.
Two sequels were produced, Ocean's 12 and Ocean's 13 before the franchise was revamped in 2016 with Ocean's 8.
The latest entry six years ago saw an all-female crew put together by the sister of Danny Ocean, played by Sandra Bullock. That also had a strong supporting cast, with Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Awkwafina and Sarah Paulson all starring.
Gosling on board?
It seems that Robbie's team may be taking shape, as Puck News reports that Gosling has already agreed to star alongside Robbie.
Crime / Comedy
2001 • 116 minutes