George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon to ‘reunite for new Ocean’s movie’ 15 years after the last film
George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are set to reunite for another instalment of the Ocean’s franchise 15 years after the last film, according to reports.
The Hollywood stars will join forces once again for Ocean’s 14 after previously vowing Ocean’s 13 would be their last movie in the series.
According to The Sun, a source said: “Rumours of a film starring George, Brad and Matt have swirled for years but the timing was off and their jam-packed schedules meant that it was just not possible.
“Finally the right team for the job has come together in a bid to make it a huge success and the main stars thought it would be good fun to revisit.
“The franchise is hugely popular and the brilliant storyline was an opportunity that was too good to miss.”
The Evening Standard has contacted representatives for Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon for comment.
Ocean’s Eleven kicked off the film franchise and centred on Danny Ocean (George) and Rusty Ryan (Brad) as they planned a $160 million heist from casino owner Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), the lover of Danny’s ex-wife Tess (Julia Roberts).
Released in 2001, the movie made a whopping $450million at the box office and was followed by two sequels, 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007.
In 2018, the film inspired spin-off Ocean’s Eight with an all-female cast lead by Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.
Previously Don Cheadle, who plays Basher Tarr in the films, spoke how plans to make an Ocean’s 14 were axed following the death of fellow cast member Bernie Mac in 2008.
Cheadle said at the time: “We were talking about it, and then Bernie passed, and very quickly we were like, ‘No, we don’t want to do it.’”
Although filming plans were put on ice, Damon expressed interest in another film last year but said the future of the franchise was up to its director Steven Soderbergh after two of the original cast have passed away, Carl Reiner and Mac.
Speaking on Good Morning America, he shared: “It would always be up to Steven Soderbergh if there was a story.
“We have lost a couple of our members, so we would have to figure it out, we are a depleted gang now.”