On August 10 Deadline announced cast members slated for the upcoming film “Ocean’s 8,” a gender-flipped remake of the heist film “Ocean’s Eleven,” which starred Frank Sinatra and the rest of his Rat Pack in 1960 and the George Clooney and his mostly male cohorts in the Steven Soderbergh remakes from 2001 to 2007. The new cast includes Oscar champs Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, as well as Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Awkwafina and Mindy Kaling.
Directed by Oscar-nominee Gary Ross (“Pleasantville,” “Seabiscuit”), “Ocean’s 8” flips the gender script much the way “Ghostbusters” did this summer, updating the classic 1984 sci-fi comedy with female actors Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon taking on malevolent spooks and spirits in New York City.
Looking back through film history, it’s much more common to find films dominated by men than by women. So what other films do you think should get a gender-swapped remake? We asked our forum posters to weigh in. Read some of their comments below, and click here to join the discussion.
vinny: “12 Angry Men” was one of the movies that me and my cousins always come up with [female] dream casts for. Don’t see it happening though.
Andrew Carden: “The Shawshank Redemption.”
OnTheAisle: “Lord of the Flies” with a slew of vicious adolescent girls would be a must-see event.
Tyler The Awesome Guy: “Lawrence of Arabia” since the original has an all-male cast. “Florence of Arabia,” maybe?
Boidiva02: How about something like “Swimming with Sharks” or “Office Space” with a primarily female cast.
babypook: “The Magnificent Seven”! (I’m looking at you, Uma.)