Sandra Bullock reveals she’s still in a text string with her Ocean’s 8 co-stars and reveals what they would need to make Ocean’s 9.

Sandra Bullock talks about what she and her co-stars would need to do the Ocean 8 continued Ocean 9 to arrive. The film is part of Ocean 11 heist film franchise, which began with the 1960 film which featured many members of the Rat Pack, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. as a group of criminals carrying out an epic heist in Las Vegas. This film was remade in 2001 was Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney as the titular leader Danny Ocean and an ensemble that included Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. This film would go on to be a huge hit, going No. 5 at the worldwide box office that year, spawning the sequels Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007.


In 2018, the franchise was rebooted again, with Sandra Bullock as Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie Ocean, leading an all-female heist to steal a $150 million Met Gala necklace. The film is a continuation of the Soderbergh trilogy, even featuring cameos from Elliott Gould as Reuben and Shaobo Qin as Yen. The massive cast also includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. The film did quite well, scoring the biggest opening weekend of the oceans franchise and doubling its budget of $70 million at the domestic box office and earning around $300 million worldwide, which is comparable to the performance of Ocean’s Thirteen.

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Screen Rant had the opportunity to attend the premiere of The lost citya romantic adventure film starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt which hits theaters March 25, 2022. On the red carpet, we asked what it would take to get Ocean 9 of the ground. Bullock revealed that she is always in a text channel with her co-stars, so they can easily strike up a conversation even if the planning is messy. What they would need is “a badass director [and] an amazing writer.” Check out his full quote below:

Well, the good thing is that we still have our text string. So our text string is still very active. You have to coordinate people’s schedules, find a badass female director, an amazing writer, and come up with a story that no one would expect, that only women could pull off.

The cast of Ocean 8 Poster

Vague rumors circulated about a fourteen from the ocean potentially done lately. However, not much has been heard about the potential of a Ocean 9 shortly after the film’s release. Still, to hear Sandra Bullock tell it, it seems like as long as the producers play their cards right, the cast would be ready to get together as quickly as possible.

One of the delights of a potential Ocean 9 is the fact that they would necessarily need to add another team member. Considering what an interesting group of actresses were put together the first time around, they could probably find someone truly amazing to join the team on their next adventure. There’s also no age limit on joining the heist, so anyone from Florence Pugh to Helen Mirren could be the first person to call.

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