How “Oceane`s 8” was filmed
Every year in May, the Ball of the Met Gala Costume Institute under the direction of the editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour passes in New York. On one of the decorations that the movie star will put on the red carpet, according to the plot of the movie “8 Ocean Girlfriends”, Debbie’s eye (Sandra Bullock), Danny Oushen’s cunning and insolent sister from Ocean’s “11 friends”, put her eye on. In the diamond necklace worth $ 200 million for Met Gala will come the actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway). Debbie, who was developing a plan for theft for five years, while sitting in prison, collects a team of adventurers – and breaks into Met Gala.
The team of Debbie Ocean included Keith Blanchett, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling. Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Katie Holmes, Alexander Vang, Michael Kors and hostess Anna Wintour will appear in the role of a cameo.
“8 Ocean Girlfriends” is the spin-off of Stephen Soderbergh’s “11 Ocean’s”, which, in turn, was shot on the basis of a picture of 1960, in which Frank Sinatra played the main role.
After 16 years for the “female” version of the adventures of Ocean took Gary Ross, director of “Hunger Games.” In his film less humor and sharpness, but a lot of feminism and what is called woman power. The women in the film Gary Ross, like the rebellious Katniss in the “Hunger Games”, are entirely superpowers: they break open the security systems of the Metropolitan Museum for a minute (Rihanna answers for this), create an artificial necklace that you can not distinguish from the real (fake jewelry designer decorations are played by Mindy Kaling) and easily pretend to be fashion designers to get a ticket for the ball (this role went to Helene Bonham Carter).
Director Gary Ross says that in the star cast of the team, which he gathered on the site, the main thing was the feeling of “gang”. “I was not just looking for cool actresses for separate roles, I was putting together a group in which all the characters were supposed to sound great together.” According to the director, a real alchemy was created on the site between these stories “by absolutely incredible and very creative actresses.” “I sometimes just took a step back and watched them interact with each other,” says Gary Ross.
Filming took place in the most prominent places in the US – Las Vegas casinos, in New York, as well as in the famous The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met Museum, as it is shortly called. The crew of “Eight Ocean Girlfriends” had unprecedented access to the museum – the shooting was conducted there more than 10 days, and this is more than shooting any other film in the museum in its entire history. Separate hero of the film was New York – as well as 20 years ago this city became almost the main character of another very beautiful project – the series “Sex and the City.” All full-scale shooting was made in New York: the team says that Gary Ross managed to convey the spirit of the city. The task was one: to show a city that never sleeps. “New York has its own internal energy,” says Sandra Bullock. – He lights you and helps you to keep on your feet without rest for days. And the most interesting is that this city does not stop even when the film is shot in it. You just shoot a film in it and around it, and it lives its own life. “