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8 Facts about Ocean’s 8

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19 June 2019
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It all started in 1960 with a Rat Pack-starring heist movie called Ocean’s 11. Forty-one years later it was remade as Ocean’s Eleven, featuring an equally starry cast. George Clooney, as title character Danny Ocean, along with Brad Pitt and Matt Damon led a new pack of heisters through a critical and commercial success, and two sequels.

Your M-Net Sunday night movie, Ocean’s 8, is the latest instalment, shifting attention to Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie, played by Sandra Bullock. Check out who else forms part of her crew, plus more fun facts about the movie.

<p>Ocean&rsquo;s eight is made up of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter.</p>
<p>It&rsquo;s directed by Gary Ross who also stepped behind the camera for <em>Pleasantville</em>, <em>Seabiscuit</em>, and <em>The Hunger Games</em>.</p>
<p>There&rsquo;s also a host of other celebs in the movie, but all playing themselves. They include Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian, Common, and Heidi Klum.</p>
<p>There&rsquo;s also a cameo or two of members from&nbsp;Danny Ocean&rsquo;s crew. Watch to find out who.</p>
<p style="margin-left: 18pt;">Sandra Bullock speaks fluent German, which you&rsquo;ll get to hear in <em>Ocean&rsquo;s 8</em>.</p>
<p>Jennifer Lawrence was supposed to play Anne Hathaway&rsquo;s part.</p>
<p>This is not the first movie some of these actresses have made together. Blanchett and Paulson both starred in <em>Carol</em>, while Blanchett and Carter both appeared in 2015&rsquo;s <em>Cinderella</em>.</p>
<p>The centerpiece of the ladies&rsquo; heist is the Toussaint, a diamond necklace designed in 1931 by Jacques Cartier for the Maharaja of Nawanagar.</p>
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Ocean&rsquo;s eight is made up of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah...

Join the heist in your #SundayNightMovie Ocean’s 8 on 23 June at 20:05 on M-Net channel 101.