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WB Reportedly Making Ocean’s Eleven Prequel With Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie

Fans of the Ocean’s franchise are getting a new project to look forward to, and this time, it is an Ocean’s Eleven prequel film, which is set to be directed by Jay Roach. A few months back, THR shed light on reports that stated an attempt by Warner Bros. Discovery to reinvigorate the franchise with a new film. The news of Margot Robbie being a part of the endeavor is not a surprise, but what has pleasantly taken people back is the reported addition of Ryan Gosling into the mix. Seems like the two are planning to reunite again.

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie
Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie

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As we all know by now, both the actors are set to appear in the much-anticipated and talked about Barbie, a Greta Gerwig-directed film. The duo has been widely appreciated by many, even before the release of the 2023 film. To see the two involved in the Ocean’s Eleven prequel is a delight to movie connoisseurs.

A Precursor To Ocean’s Eleven

Jay Roach to be the director
Filmmaker Jay Roach

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When it comes to the upcoming plans of Warner Bros. Discovery, President and CEO David Zaslav made it distinctively clear that the studio wants to emphasize movies that have a sure-shot guarantee of making millions at the box office. Hence, it comes as no surprise that they’re developing a precursor to Ocean’s Eleven, the 2001 George Clooney starrer, which in itself was a remake of the 1960 Ocean’s 11 movie. It became a film that kickstarted a franchise like no other; one that has received critical acclaim and generated plenty of commercial success time and again.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

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When it comes to the premise of the prequel, which is being written by Carrie Solomon and is set to feature the uber-talented duo of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, not much is known as of yet. The little of what we do know points to how it will supposedly take place in Europe and be set in the 60s. The plot may possibly relate to the original 1960 movie. This prequel would mark the fifth installment in the franchise following the 2001 reboot.


The Solid Casting Is Set To Make The Prequel A Success

Robbie and Gosling in cowboy costume for Barbie shoot.
Robbie and Gosling in the Barbie (2023) set

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It is no surprise that Warner Bros. is planning to move forward with Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as the frontrunners in the Ocean’s Eleven prequel. As is evident from the BTS footage of their scenes from the upcoming Barbie film, the two have great chemistry and from their portrayal of strong characters in past films, it is obvious that the duo is talented enough to pull it off. Since the prequel will reportedly be a period film, it will be interesting to see Robbie and Gosling in the expansive and thrilling world of the Ocean’s franchise.

The reaction of the fans to Gosling’s reported addition to the prequel is quite hilarious and very positive.

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Robbie’s performances in I, Tonya, The Wolf of Wall Street, Bombshell, etc., astounded the world. Meanwhile, the La La Land star Ryan Gosling is known for his heart-wrenching, yet dynamic portrayal of characters. It is intriguing everyone as to what the two will bring to the table for the Jay Roach-directed prequel.

At the present, the fans of the two await the release of Barbie which is slated for 21 July 2023.

Source: Collider

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