NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, October 30, 2015, 3:20 PM
Sandra Bullock will reportedly star in an all-female version of the 2001 heist-comedy “Ocean’s Eleven,” which starred her pal and former co-star George Clooney.
And now for the remake of the remake.
Sandra Bullock will star in an all-female version of the 2001 heist-comedy “Ocean’s Eleven,” itself a remake of the 1960 film of the same name, Indiewire first reported.
George Clooney — who starred in the 2001 version and its two sequels, and with whom Bullock worked on the Oscar-winning “Gravity” and the new drama “Our Brand Is Crisis” — will serve as producer.
Gary Ross, known for his work on “The Hunger Games,” “Pleasantville” and “Seabiscuit,” is reportedly signed on to direct.
From left, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould and Don Cheadle starred in “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001).
The project, which will be either a remake, reboot, spinoff or sequel, is the brainchild of Clooney, “Ocean’s Eleven” director Steven Soderbergh and late producer Jerry Weintraub. It has been “quietly gestating” for at least a year, according to the report.
Though plot details and the full ensemble of cast members have yet to be announced, Clooney may reprise his role as the suave Danny Ocean in a cameo.
Female-centric remakes are fast becoming a Hollywood trend — comedians Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones recently wrapped shooting the Paul Feig-directed “Ghostbusters” reboot, which premieres July 15.
From left, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra starred in the original 1960 movie of the same name.
News of the new “Ocean’s” film follows Bullock’s recent admission that her role in the Clooney-produced “Our Brand Is Crisis” was originally written with the “Tomorrowland” actor in mind.
She snagged the gig by specifically asking to see scripts for male roles, the actress told Glamour magazine.
“I did as my mother did: I put my blinders on and blazed forward,” she said.