“Ocean’s 8” Officially Begins Production

Though it has been running for a little while now, Warner Bros. Pictures has only just announced the commencement of production in New York on the upcoming spin-off/sequel “Ocean’s 8” in which eight women plan and execute a heist in New York during the Met Gala.

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter star in the Gary Ross directed film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Olivia Milch.

Collaborating with Ross behind the scenes are director of photography Eigil Bryld (“In Bruges,” “Not Fade Away”), production designer Alex DiGerlando (“Beasts of the Southern Wild,” HBO’s “True Detective”), editor Juliette Welfling (“Free State of Jones,” “The Hunger Games”), costume designer Sarah Edwards (“Tower Heist,” Showtime’s “Billions”), and composer Nicholas Britell (“The Big Short,” “Free State of Jones”).

Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik are producing. The film will open in June next year.