Sunday, June 16, 2024

Next Month’s All-Star “Ocean’s 8” Movie Is Set at the Met Gala, So Tonight Look for the Cast and Lots of Plugs


Didn’t get an invite tonight’s Met Gala, or Met Ball? Don’t worry, it will all be back next month on the big screen.

For “Ocean’s 8,” director Gary Ross and screenwriter Olivia Milch (daughter of “Hill Street Blues” writer David Milch) used the Met Ball for their main plot point. The many famous ladies of the cast pull off their heist at the event. The movie will be released on June 8.

For the movie, Ross re-created a fake Met Ball. So tonight’s Halloween party should bring a number of the famous cast members to the red carpet including Rihanna (a co-host), Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and so on. Star Cate Blanchett won’t be there since she’s head of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins tomorrow.

George Clooney is very identified with the “Ocean’s” movies so it’s just a coincidence that his wife, Amal, is a co-host of the Ball. It’s very likely that Clooney makes a cameo of some kind in “Ocean’s 8” since he’s Danny Ocean and Bullock plays his sister.

Of course, there’s always a chance that some of the cast wasn’t invited– haha– that would be the ultimate snobbery!

Met Ball chief antagonist Anna Wintour is also featured in “Oceans 8.” Let’s hope she’s not a bad luck charm for the movie. Wintour was all over “Zoolander 2” a couple of years ago, and that movie was one of the biggest financial flops in movie history.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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