According to reports, a new Ocean’s Eleven film starring Margot Robbie is under “active development” at Warner Bros. Jay Roach (Bombshell), a four-time Emmy winner, is in talks to direct the film, which has yet to be approved.
While we know that Carrie Solomon‘s film will be set in Europe in the 1960s, we don’t know much else about the plot. Everyman Pictures’ Roach and Michelle Graham will produce alongside Robbie and Tom Ackerly for LuckyChap. Village Roadshow, which may also co-finance the production, will executive produce alongside Gary Ross, Olivia Milch, and LuckyChap’s Josey McNamara. Warner Bros. plans to begin filming in the spring of 2023.
Ocean’s Eleven, directed by Steven Soderbergh and based on the 1960 Rat Pack film, was the first film in the Ocean’s heist franchise. The movie, starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts, grossed over $450 million worldwide, inspiring sequels such as Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Ocean’s Thirteen (2007), and Ocean’s Eight (2018).
Robbie is presently working with Warner Bros. as the lead in director Greta Gerwig‘s next picture Barbie. The actress will also feature in David O. Russell’s Amsterdam, Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, and Justin Kurzel’s Ruin, among other features.
Roach‘s most recent film, the Fox News drama Bombshell, earned Robbie her second Academy Award nomination. All the Way, Game Change, Dinner for Schmucks, The Campaign, Trumbo, and Recount are among the films directed by the filmmaker behind the Meet the Parents and Austin Powers series. His next project is the Apple series High Desert, which he directed.