The first official trailer for Ocean’s 8 – which has an all-female lead cast – has arrived, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
After the tidal wave of sexual abuse and harassment allegations that came out about powerful men in Hollywood this year made it undeniably clear the industry has a gender discrimination problem, Ocean’s 8 is here with a killer line-up of strong female characters, and not a male lead in sight.
The ‘eight’ are Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter and rapper-comedian Awkwafina.
As the trailer reveals, Sandra Bullock is a recent ex-con who wants to do a jewellery heist and steal the $150 million necklace a celebrity (Hathaway) is wearing at the Met Gala, roping in six women with different skill sets to help her pull it off.
Rihanna plays a hacker type, Mindy Kaling a jewellery maker, Awkwafina a pick pocket who scams tourists on the streets of NYC, and so on.
Making cameos are Kim Kardashian Kendall Jenner, Anna Wintour, James Corden, Katie Holmes, Adriana Lima, and Dakota Fanning, among others.
Can such a star-studded movie possibly live up to the hype? We’ll find out in June 2018, when Ocean’s Eight hits cinemas.
In the meantime, watch the trailer below.