While directors of the Ocean's Eleven remake are trying to avoid a similar outcome to that of the all-girl reboot of Ghostbusters, with its subsequent financial loss of around $70 million to Sony, they have picked some pretty impressive ladies for the job.

Ocean's Eight: an all-girl heist with some impressive talent

Of the Ocean’s Eight, seven have now been named and they include some critically-acclaimed actresses like Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, and Cate Blanchett. Joining them are Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland), along with Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina.

All well and good, but according to E! News, they feel it unfair that women only get the reboots of this classic original Movies and don’t get to star until then.

Their article criticizes the fact that effectively, directors are reusing old, all-male movie ideas for female actors, rather than concentrating on making brand new films just for women stars.

Despite this, reportedly many are keen to know who the eighth lady will be in the new Ocean’s Eight film. There’s also not much news on plot details available yet, but hopefully, it will be in keeping with George Clooney’s original Ocean’s Eleven franchise.

Ocean's Eight and gender-swapping films

The Hollywood Reporter quotes a project insider as saying the Ocean’s franchise is in a much better position to gender-swap than Ghostbusters, as it is aimed at more adult movie audiences with thriller tastes.

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Their report also pointed out that the original 2001 Ocean’s Eleven starring George Clooney was, in fact, a remake of a similar film from 1960 with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Look how well that did.

Ocean’s Eight has a low budget compared to the all-female Ghostbusters

There is quite a discrepancy in the budget too with Ocean’s Eight receiving a mere $70 million budget, compared to the all-girl Ghostbusters production costs of $150 million. However, it was mentioned that Ocean’s Eight would need a much lesser budget compared to the special effect-laden Ghostbusters.

Reportedly the Ocean’s Eleven girlie spinoff is to be directed by Gary Ross (Hunger Games) and executive produced by Susan Ekins. Reportedly the Ocean’s Eleven director, Steven Soderbergh will also be lending his impressive talents to the production of the film.

Meanwhile, speculation is rife as to who the eighth Ocean's Eight female member will be, with entertainment Weekly coming up with some valid suggestions.

Filming of Ocean’s Eight is set to start in October this year. What do you think readers? Will an all-girl Ocean’s Eleven remake really work? Let us know in the comments below.