HOLLYWOOD—Where does the time go? Fall is coming soon and in just two months the filming of the new film, dubbed “Oceans Eight,” will begin production. Rihanna and Anne Hathaway have signed up for the upcoming all-female “Ocean’s Eleven” movie, according to published reports. They will be joined by Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and rapper Awkwafina. Actress Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are also said to be appearing in the heist movie.
The film is a spin-off from George Clooney and Brad Pitt’s hit Ocean’s franchise. The all-female version will be helmed and co-written by Gary Ross, who previously directed the “Hunger Games” and “Pleasantville.” It will be produced by Steven Soderbergh, who directed Clooney in “Ocean’s Eleven.” The movie follows on the heels of the recent all female remake of “Ghostbusters,” which failed to meet up to box-office success and expectations. Immediately upon the opening of “Ghostbusters” in mid-July, top Sony executives boldly declared a sequel to Paul Feig’s all female reboot of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 classic was a given.
That was the last public mention of a sequel. As of August 7, the movie had earned just under $180 million at the global box office, including $117 million at the domestic box-office. The film still hasn’t opened in a few markets, including France, Japan and Mexico. Somehow it seems that the audience rejection of sequels is making Sony rethink the future for the franchise. Released in 2001, the film “Ocean’s Eleven,” told the story of career thief Danny Ocean and his 10 accomplices who plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos at the same time. It was a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack movie starring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, it was followed up with two sequels.
An interesting movie that will be released on September 16, is “Snowden.” The film is based on NSA employee Edward Snowden who leaked thousands of classified documents to the press. The film is directed bu Oliver Stone and stars Scott Eastwood, Nicholas Cage and Joseph Gordon-Levitt who plays Edward Snowden. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.
On the same day, the film “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” will be released. The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s. The film is directed by Sharon Maguire and stars Renee Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson and many more.
Jennifer Lopez is set to star in an HBO movie based on the life of a notorious real-life cocaine smuggler, according to reports. The movie will trace the rise and fall of Griselda Blanco, the drug lord known as “The Cocaine Godmother,” who revolutionized the U.S. drug trade during the 1970s and 1980s and became the most powerful female cartel member of all time.
Lopez will executive produce the series through her Nuyorican Productions banner. Elaine Goldsmth-Thomas, also of Nuyorican, will also executive produce. Benny Medina is also executive producing the film, along with Julie and Rick Yorn for LBI Entertainment. Lopez currently stars and produces the hit NBC police drama “Shades of Blue,” alongside Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo and Dayo Okeniyi.
Actor Ray Liotta and Lady Gaga were recently spotted having dinner earlier this week in a private room at L’Artusi in New York. According to Page Six, the two were seen leaving their table several times to smoke and lingered at the restaurant. They seem to be good friends, according to a close source of Lady Gaga. Mother Monster is still trying to fix her relationship with actor Kinney, whom she’s currently taking a break from. It’s super hard when you have a long-distance relationship. Hopefully everything will work out for Lady Gaga, everyone deserves happiness.
Rose’s Scoop: Cristiano Ronaldo has launched his debut fragrance Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy. The fragrance opens with notes of fresh lavender and sparkling bergamot, and has a heart comprised of luxurious orris and aromatic sage and rosemary. A must for the modern man.