It’s the iconic heist film that starred Frank Sinatra in 1960 then George Clooney in 2001.
But now Sandra Bullock will be the new lead in a female-based reboot of Ocean’s Eleven, Indiewire’s The Playlist reported on Thursday.
Hunger Games filmmaker Gary Ross is to direct the reboot, which may even see Clooney make an appearance as Danny Ocean, the website added.
It is believed filming will begin once Gary has completed The Free State Of Jones, which is now in post-production.
The beloved robbery film was first released in 1960 as Ocean’s 11 and starred Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
Decades later, a remade was released in 2001, with George, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon attached. Two sequels followed.
Looking sharp! The actress hit the red carpet for the Our Brand Is Crisis premiere in Hollywood in October
The news comes as Sandra has been promoting her new film This Brand Is Crisis.
Speaking about her new film with Matt Lauer on Today, Sandra conceded that her role in the film – on which both she and George Clooney served as executive producers – was originally written for a man.
‘It wasn’t so much I said it should be a woman. It’s that when I read it, I heard the voice and I knew how to play it,’ Sandra explained.
‘Some roles are inherently male and female, but this one didn’t need to have male genitalia or female genitalia…
‘It was a human role and it was one that I was very familiar with because I know some people that are like that… and are complex and irritating and aggressive and powerful but incredibly broken.’
The A-lister also put to rest any hint that she ‘stole’ the role from Clooney.
‘I’m here to confirm that at the time he was not attached to this film to play the role,’ Sandra said, adding with an amused gleam in her eye: ‘I’ll steal something from George. It just wasn’t this role. I’ll steal other stuff like maybe a house in Italy.’
Bullock has also been seen often with her model/photographer beau Bryan Randall.
Our Brand Is Crisis was released on Friday.
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