Debbie Ocean and the crew are in for some serious business.
It has been 11 years since we last saw George Clooney's Danny Ocean lead his suave gang of thieves to pull off a big casino heist in "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007).
Fast forward to today, the "Ocean's" franchise makes a comeback with an all-female spin-off featuring the likes of a star-studded cast comprising of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway.
As we gear up to watch the movie, here is all you need to know about the ladies and their roles in the film!
1. Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock)
Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean in "Ocean's 8".
Sandra Bullock leads the crew as Debbie Ocean, who happens to be Danny Ocean's (George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh's original trilogy) sister. Following a five-year prison sentence, she's finally out and the con artist has set her sights for an ultimate heist: infiltrate New York City's annual Met Gala and steal a precious USD150 million diamond necklace.
2. Lou (Cate Blanchett)
Cate Blanchett plays Debbie's former partner-in-crime, Lou in "Ocean's 8".
Cate Blanchett plays Lou, who is Debbie's former partner-in-crime. The platinum-blonde beauty eventually reunites with Debbie to help her handpick the best crew in preparation for their next score.
3. Amita (Mindy Kaling)
Mindy Kaling (right) plays jeweler Amita in "Ocean's 8".
Mindy Kaling's Amita is a jewelry maker who used to do dirty work for Debbie. Since the heist involves stealing a diamond necklace, her expertise in forgery enables her to create a decoy version.
4. Constance (Awkwafina)
Awkwafina as Constance in "Ocean's 8".
Just like Debbie Ocean, Awkwafina's (whose real name is Nora Lum) Constance is also a con artist. And she is particularly good at what she does for a living: a master pickpocket whose sleight of hand comes in hand to make a bait-and-switch during the Met Gala diamond necklace heist.
5. Tammy (Sarah Paulson)
Sarah Paulson as Tammy in "Ocean's 8".
Sarah Paulson's Tammy might be a suburban, stay-at-home housewife and a mom who lives a quiet life, but she also used to be Debbie's former partner-in-crime in the past. Debbie eventually lures her back into the criminal underworld where Tammy's job is a master fence, whose expertise includes moving stolen goods.
6. Nine Ball (Rihanna)
Rihanna plays Nine Ball in "Ocean's 8".
Singer-actress Rihanna plays a dreadlock-haired tech whiz who goes by the nickname Nine Ball. She is also a highly-resourceful hacker, whose expertise in infiltrating high-class security system enables the team to execute their plan smoothly.
7. Rose Weil (Helena Bonham Carter)
Helena Bonham Carter as Rose Weil in "Ocean's 8".
Helena Bonham Carter's Rose Weil is a quirky and troubled fashion designer, who joins the team to overcome her financial issues. Her task is to dress their targeted Hollywood actress, Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) during the gala.
8. Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway)
Anne Hathaway plays the arrogant Hollywood actress, Daphne Kluger in "Ocean's 8".
Debbie's target of the heist is Anne Hathaway's Daphne Kluger, an egotistic A-list Hollywood actress who's going to wear the precious diamond necklace during the Met Gala event.
Cinema Online, 10 June 2018