The all-female "Ocean's 11" is actively moving forward as apart from Sandra Bullock, one more prominent actress has been in talks to join the cast, according to reports.
The Playlist has reported that two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, known for her roles in "Blue Jasmine" and "The Hobbit," is being considered to join the all-woman "Ocean's 11" reboot.
According to Comic Book, the movie is being directed by Gary Ross of "The Hunger Games" fame. Both Bullock and Blanchett, who will next be seen in "Thor: Ragnarok," are in early talks to play the protagonists in the movie. The movie is being referred as "Ocean's Ocho" by the creative team, though it is not the official title.
As reported by the Playlist, if the deal with Blanchett happens, she would be playing the role of Brad Pitt's character from the 2001's "Ocean's 11" movie while Bullock will play George Clooney's character.
However, the website has reported that instead of playing the female versions of the original characters, the cast will have their own unique characters, loosely based on the roles established in Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's 11" movie.
Jennifer Lawrence of "X-Men: Apocalypse" fame was also in talks for a role in the reboot. However, since Warner Bros. is planning to begin production in late autumn/winter this year, she has passed the role due to a scheduling conflict, according to the Playlist report.
The website also said initial reports mentioned George Clooney's cameo in the reboot, but "that idea has been nixed for now." However, if the first movie becomes a hit, Clooney might appear in the sequel, if it happens.
"Ocean's Ocho" is being written by Olivia Milch ("Queen and Country") and will be produced by Ross, Soderbergh, Greg Jacobs, and Susan Ekins.