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Margot Robbie To Play Lead In Ocean’s Eleven Prequel

Warner Bros is coming again with Ocean’s Eleven movies and this time, the star on board is Margot Robbie.

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Margot Robbie as the new lead of Ocean’s Eleven

Now that the franchise is going to continue the movie with a prequel, Margot Robbie will star in and produce a new Ocean’s 11 that will be directed by Jay Roach of the Austin Powers series and written by Carrie Solomon. Roach and Robbie have previously worked together on 2019’s Bombshell, where the actress got nominated for Oscars.

Margot Robbie in the House!

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Margot Robbie now a part of Warner Bros’ Ocean’s Eleven

The 31-year-old actress has signed on to be the lead in the latest Ocean’s Eleven. Robbie and Roach will together be producing the movie, alongside Tom Ackerly and Michelle Graham while the screenplay is being written by Carrie Solomon. While the plot details remain under wraps, reports state that the film is set in Europe in the 1960s.

Though the new movie is not greenlit, insiders state that the project is in active development and is and will begin production in spring 2023.

The backstory of Ocean’s Eleven

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Warner Bros with their new project Ocean’s Eleven

Warner’s Ocean’s Eleven franchise was launched in 2001 with a remake of the 1960 film titled Ocean’s 11 starring Rat Pack members like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop. The reboot was directed by Steven Soderberg and cast by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and others. Things took an unexpected turn and the movie got immense success with a box office hit grossing $450 million worldwide. After the first movie was a hit, Director Soderberg and the company spawned two more star-packed instalments, in 2004 and 2007, respectively with a spin-off. The franchise returned in 2018 with Ocean’s 8, a female-centric spinoff which included Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Lupita Nyong’o.  The film was a commercial success, earning almost $300 million at the box office against a budget of $70 million.

Margot Robbie being the lead role in the Ocean’s Eleven project is one of the big names she’s a part of. The Australian actress plays the role of Harley Quinn in the DCEU and is set to star as Barbie in the studio’s upcoming film on July 21, 2023.

Not only Robbie is a part of Warner Bros with Ocean’s Eleven, she has already been engaged with the second major franchise Disney they are developing a new Pirates of the Caribbean film with Robbie as the lead by replacing franchise star Johnny Depp.

 

Written by Priya Sharma