Sarah Paulson (Photo: AP Images)
By Rebecca Ford, The Hollywood Reporter
Sarah Paulson is in talks to join Warner Bros.’ all-female Ocean’s Eleven spin-off, currently called Ocean’s Ocho.
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina are also part of the ensemble cast.
The Gary Ross-helmed heist film (which sources say is set during the Met Gala) is scheduled to begin production in October in New York. Olivia Milch and Ross wrote the screenplay for the project.
Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh, who is based in New York and is expected to be deeply involved with the spinoff — perhaps taking on a below-the-line job like he has done on other studio films, such as Magic Mike XXL — is producing solo (Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub died last year).
Susan Ekins is executive producing. Greg Silverman and Jesse Ehrman are shepherding the film for the studio.
Paulson is known for starring in FX’s American Horror Story series and American Crime Story as Marcia Clark, and will also star in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming show Feud. Her upcoming film credits include Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye. She’s repped by UTA.