Fair warning: I will quickly run out of superlatives to describe how hyped I am for Ocean’s 8.
Judging from the first trailer, which dropped Tuesday morning, it’s another Ocean’s movie, this time focusing on Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, sister to George Clooney’s Danny. And Debbie’s got an all-star ensemble cast to pull off the most delicious of heists: stealing $150 million worth of jewelry from the Met Gala, right off the neck of Anne Hathaway.
Joining Debbie — and this is all true — is Cate Blanchett as her right-hand woman, Rihanna as a hacker who goes by the name “8-Ball,” Mindy Kaling as a jewelry expert, Sarah Paulson as a housewife turned reluctant heist coconspirator, Helena Bonham Carter as a weird caricature of herself (I assume), and Awkwafina as a street hustler. It’s fine if every character is your favorite character, though, in my opinion, hacker Rihanna is iconic. Because the Ocean’s 8 backdrop is the Met Gala, the film will also have an A-list set of cameos, including: Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Zayn Malik — and James Corden, who apparently wasn’t too busy singing in cars with famous people.
Still, even the presence of the Carpool Karaoke dude can’t quell my excitement for this film, which is arriving at the perfect time. The world is ready for an all-female blockbuster about stirring shit at the Met Gala. June 8 can’t come fast enough.