In case you hadn’t heard, Sandra Bullock is slated to star in an all-female remake of Ocean’s 11, with Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) on board to direct. Now, Playlist reports that Her Royal Highness Cate Blanchett is in talks to join Bullock as part of the ensemble cast. Bye, our heads just exploded.
In all seriousness, this might the best news we’ve heard all week. The all-female Ghostbusters is opening next month, which is a dream, and to add a classic heist film to the list of Roles That Ladies Can Also Do is a huge win for the film industry and, indeed, the world.
Unfortunately, though, bigoted Internet clowns lost their damn minds (and continue to do so) when the cast for Ghostbusters was announced:
All female ghostbusters? Maybe they will be able to get rid of the paranormal sudden headaches in bed.
— Craig (@CraigBowling89) January 28, 2015
I’m still gonna call the male #Ghostbusters, sorry. I’ll send the girls a text though
— Uncle Mitchell (@aMitchucs) January 28, 2015
And if they can make an all-female Ghostbusters, where’s my all-male Steel Magnolias?
— Ian Vandewalker (@IanVandewalker) January 28, 2015
…prompting director Paul Feig to issue this little piece of perfection:
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 23, 2015
Hopefully, the same trolls will get bored and/or just give up and/or have their wee-fee connections accidentally shut down when the official announcement comes out the rest of the Ocean’s 11 cast. It’s a long shot, because—as Ghandi famously said—haters gonna hate. But hey, we can dream.