It’s still quite amazing (but not all at surprising) how the young Jennifer Lawrence continues to find some of the biggest and best projects in Hollywood. Having finished The Hunger Games series last year with Mockingjay — Part 2, and preparing to hit the screen again as the mutant Mystique in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, Lawrence is truly an unstoppable force of nature in the movie business. And, she’s not done. She worked with director Gary Ross on the first Hunger Games film and, according to The Tracking Board, the actress is being eyed for the all-female reboot of the beloved Ocean’s Eleven.
The first Ocean’s Eleven film was released in 1960, which starred the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Then in 2001, Steven Soderbergh went on to do a trilogy of the slick, stylized team of thieves. And because reboots and remakes seem to be the heart of Hollywood these days, like with the all-female Ghostbusters hitting theaters this summer, Ocean’s Eleven will be getting its own new treatment. The first mention of the reboot came during the Sony hacking debacle, but it was officially announced last October by the series producer Jerry Weintraub.
The film has already found its lead in Sandra Bullock, with her supposedly playing Danny Ocean’s sister. Lawrence’s role has not yet been revealed, but we will probably be given more if she does in fact accept the part. Ross looks to be trying to get the same level of awe-inspiring star power that Soderbergh’s films had that included Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts. With production set to begin this fall, more casting news should become available within the next few months. Whether or not Lawrence joins the reboot, she will be heading towards a very packed year with an untitled Darren Aronofsky film and project that she co-wrote with Amy Schumer already in the works.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.