Proving the Hollywood maxim that you can go back to the well as often as you want, even after it’s dried up to nothing more than a dusty hole in the ground, there are plans for a new movie in the Ocean‘s franchise (which itself started off as a remake of a 1960s Rat Pack movie). But this time, instead of George Clooney et al charming their way into Las Vegas casino bank vaults, the film will feature – wait for it – women. Sandra Bullock is heading up the cast in an all-female version. Details are sketchy at this time; it’s not known if the new film is a sequel or a reboot, or a simple tale of robbers and con-artists beamed to us from a strange, estrogen-filled parallel universe that actually values actresses and gives them decent roles, the same weird alternate realm that is also producing an all-female Ghostbusters, and possibly an-
Of course, it’s also possible that the decision to roll out another Ocean’s movie isn’t based on gender at all: the trilogy grossed well over a billion dollars. Bullock is also producing the new movie, as is her pal Clooney (so don’t be surprised if Danny Ocean pops in for a smirking cameo). No other actresses have been cast, but feel free to comment below with your suggestions for the female versions of Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Carl Reiner, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Eddie Jemison, and Shaobo Qin.