“Margot Robbie is my mother?”: George Clooney Reacts to Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling’s Casting in Oceans Franchise

The Barbie stars are all set to feature again in a prequel for Oceans 11.

“Margot Robbie is my mother?”: George Clooney Reacts to Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling’s Casting in Oceans Franchise

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  • Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling recently starred in the blockbuster comedy Barbie.
  • The actors are all set to reunite for a prequel to the George Clooney starrer Oceans 11 and are set to play Clooney’s parents.
  • George Clooney recently approved of the casting when he attended the premiere of his recent directorial.
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Actress Margot Robbie is fresh off the humungous success of Barbie, which co-starred Ryan Gosling and was directed by Greta Gerwig. The film earned over a billion dollars at the box office, became the highest-grossing film of 2023, and even became the highest-grossing film ever by a solo female director.

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The golden pair of Gosling and Robbie are rumored to return in a new Oceans 11 film which would serve as a prequel to the legendary George Clooney starrer. Directed by Jay Roach, the film is reportedly set in the 1960s. When asked if he liked the casting choices, George Clooney gave his wholehearted approval.

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Margot Robbie Is All Set To Star In A New Oceans 11 Prequel

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

After the momentous success of Barbie, lead actress Margot Robbie has her eyes set on the Steven Soderbergh-directed George Clooney starrer Oceans 11 franchise. The film series was a remake of the iconic film of the same name of the 1960s which starred Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.

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Robbie is all set to appear and produce in a prequel set in the 1960s in Europe. Directed by Jay Roach, who collaborates with Margot Robbie again after Bombshell, the prequel is also rumored to star Ryan Gosling. If his casting is confirmed, it would be the second time Gosling and Robbie would have featured together after this year’s Barbie.

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A still from Barbie
A still from Barbie

The casting was all but confirmed by Robbie’s producing partner at Lucky Chap Entertainment Josey McNamara. According to Deadline, McNamara hinted at Gosling’s involvement in the film and the stage at which the film was being developed.

“They’re wonderful together. The more projects even outside of that we can have them do would be amazing…I can’t really say much but I think we’re just trying to do right by the franchise. I’m excited for people to experience it when it’s ready.”

The film is reportedly in active development and A Family Affair writer Carrie Solomon is penning the screenplay.

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George Clooney Approves Margot Robbie’s Casting In Oceans Prequel

George Clooney in Oceans 11
George Clooney in Oceans 11

The Untitled Oceans 11 prequel is the fifth film in the franchise that was created by Steven Soderbergh in 2001. The film starred an ensemble cast of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Julia Roberts, and Andy Garcia, among others. The film was successful and spawned two more sequels which starred the OG troupe.

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In 2018, a spinoff titled Oceans 8, which had an all-female cast led by Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, and Cate Blanchett was released. The film was acclaimed by critics and earned over $298 million worldwide. Bullock played the role of Clooney’s sister, Debbie Ocean in the spinoff film.

The prequel is set to feature Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Daniel Ocean’s parents. Clooney, who plays Ocean, in the original trilogy recently mentioned that he approved of the casting. Talking to Variety at the premiere of his directorial The Boys in the Boat,

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“Margot Robbie’s my mother? I’ve always thought that. And Ryan Gosling is my father, and when you think about it, it makes sense. Truly.”

The actor has never worked with Margot Robbie and he has starred along with Ryan Gosling in his own directorial The Ides of March.

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Written by Nishanth A

Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.