George Clooney NOT Co-Starring In ‘Ocean’s Eight,’ Despite Report
George Clooney does NOT have a co-starring role in Ocean’s Eight, the upcoming all-female reboot of Ocean’s Eleven, despite an inaccurate report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. We’re told it’s “not true.”
Ocean’s Eight is a continuation of the Clooney-led trilogy and stars Sandra Bullock as the sister of his character, Danny Ocean. The spinoff will feature a group of female thieves pulling off a heist at the Met Ball, with a supporting cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter and Sarah Paulson. But according to the website Heat Street, Clooney, one of the film’s producers, is also among one of the co-stars.
A misinformed source tells the outlet, “George Clooney will once again play Danny Ocean but his responsibilities have shifted to overseeing the female thieves. He’s nominally their boss and there’s plenty of good-natured ribbing between him and the women.” The site’s questionable insider goes on to claim the actor “has a proper supporting role” in the movie, and “not a cameo like Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd had” in the recent Ghostbusters reboot.
“Evidently Warner Bros wants Oceans Eight to have a strong connection to the preceding films and not risk its commercial prospects by entirely featuring brand new characters,” adds the site’s dubious source. Gossip Cop, however, checked in with a rep for Clooney, who exclusively assures us the actor doesn’t have a supporting role in the spinoff, and the outlet’s story is simply “not true.” We’re further told a small cameo appearance is also unlikely, but the possibility hasn’t entirely been ruled out. However, the actor certainly won’t be reprising his role in any major capacity for Ocean’s Eight.