Margot Robbie and Jay Roach’s Crew for Ocean’s Eleven Prequel – The Hollywood Reporter

Margot Robbie and Jay Roach’s Crew for Ocean’s Eleven Prequel – The Hollywood Reporter

Warner Bros. bet on more Ocean’s Eleven movies, this time sliding studio favorite Margot Robbie into the deck.

Robbie will star in and produce a new oceans film to be helmed by Jay Roach, who steered the actress to a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination in the 2019 drama Bomb.

Robbie produces with Tom Ackerley, his partner at the LuckyChap production banner. Roach is also producing, along with his shingle Delirious Media executive, Michelle Graham.

Details of Carrie Solomon’s script are kept in the vault, but it is known to be an original Ocean’s Eleven set in Europe in the 1960s.

Executive producers are LuckyChap’s Gary Ross, Olivia Milch and Josey McNamara. Village Roadshow also acts as an executive producer and can also co-finance.

The project is in active development and not greenlit, insiders say, but the goal is to begin production in the spring of 2023.

Warner’s oceans The franchise was launched in 2001 when Steven Soderbergh made a fast and stylish heist comedy starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and others. What started as a loose riff and remake of the 1960 movie Rat Pack has turned into an unexpected franchise. After the first film grossed over $450 million theatrically worldwide, Soderbergh and company produced two more star-studded installments, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. The franchise returned in 2018 with Ocean 8a female-centric spin-off directed by Sandra Bullock and Lupita Nyong’o.

the oceans The title has become a recognizable brand at this point, a brand that stands for frothy ensemble heist comedies, and the new project will see the studio stack the deck with big names and colorful locations.

Roach is known for leading the jaw-dropping joke fest that is the Austin Powers movies as well as Meet the parents comedy series. He recently filmed all eight episodes of the first season of Apple TV’s upcoming comedy High Desertwhich stars Patricia Arquette and Matt Dillon.

Robbie knows a thing or two about heists, having stolen scenes – if not the entire series – as fan-favorite character Harley Quinn in three films for Warners, most recently in 2021 The Suicide Squad. She is currently spinning Barbie for the studio, portraying the iconic toy in a feature film she is also producing.

Robbie is replaced by CAA, Management 360, Aran Michael Management and Jackoway Austen. Roach is replaced by WME, Mosaic and Behr Abramson. Solomon is replaced by UTA and MXN Entertainment.

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