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Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter join all-female 'Oceans Eight' cast

Ocean's Eight, an all-female reboot of 2001's Ocean's Eleven starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt, has set its primary cast members.  Sandra Bullock has been on board to lead the Gary Ross directed film, but the Warner Bros. picture just announced Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Rihanna will also be joining the cast.  Read more... Show More Summary

Ocean's Ocho: an Ocean's Eleven movie with an all-woman lead cast

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 2001, Steven Soderbergh rebooted the 1960 Rat Pack classic Ocean's 11, kicking off a string of sequels of varying success (the good ones are very good, the bad ones aren't utterly terrible). Now, Gary Ross is making Ocean's Ocho, an all-female "spinoff." (more…)

Rihanna to Star in All-Female ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Spinoff

Rihanna has been chosen to star in Gary Ross’s (The Hunger Games) forthcoming Ocean’s Eleven spinoff, Ocean’s Ocho. The singer-songwriter joins an all-female cast including Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and rapper Awkwafina. According to The Hollywood Reporter, production is scheduled to begin in New York this October. RiRi […]

Matthew McConaughey Takes on New Role as Teacher

The University of Texas is welcoming a new teacher to its faculty. Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey will be leading a film course entitled “Advanced Producing: Script to Screen,” alongside director Gary Ross, as part of his alma mater’s curriculum. Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey to Teach a College Class, Definitely Not Stick Around for Office Hours

The press tour never ends: Matthew McConaughey and director Gary Ross are teaching a college course at the University of Texas at Austin next fall on their movie The Free State of Jones, though, like any smart college professors, the pair is outsourcing as much of the work as possible. The class ... More »

UT Students, Meet Professor McConaughey

Can we get an "all right, all right, all right" for the University of Texas at Austin's new film instructor? The college announced Thursday that Matthew McConaughey will team up with Gary Ross, the director of his new film, Free State of Jones, and a university instructor to teach a...

The Political Idealism of Gary Ross

Who is America’s most successful political filmmaker? While most would argue divisive names like Spike Lee or Michael Moore, I’m going to nominate Gary Ross. You know his films: “Big,” “Dave,” “Pleasantville,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Hunger Games” and now “Free State of Jones,” which opened last Friday. Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey’s New Movie ‘Free State Of Jones’ Explores Little Known Chapter Of Civil War History

Matthew McConaughey’s latest movie “Free State of Jones” sets out to explore a largely unknown chapter of history from the Civil War. Directed by Gary Ross (“Seabiscuit,” the first “Hunger Games,” “Pleasantville”), “Free State of Jones” aims to blow away several longstanding myths surrounding the Civil War era and was made with the help of... Show More Summary

It's Time To Put These Myths About The Civil War To Rest

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A new movie is busting the many myths and misconceptions about the root causes of the American Civil War. Writer-director Gary Ross, who directed "The Hunger Games," conducted heavy research to set the record straight in "Free State of Jones," released in theaters Friday. Show More Summary

Interview: Why Gary Ross Spent a Decade Working on ‘Free State of Jones’

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

After helping to launch The Hunger Games franchise with a $700M hit, some would assume writer-director Gary Ross wouldn’t have much trouble making another film. And yet, following that box-office and critical success, Ross still struggled to get a passion project of his made. Show More Summary

Free State of Jones

Gary Ross’ “Free State of Jones” is based on one of the most fascinating true stories of the Civil War. It tells of a rebellion against the Confederacy led by an angry farmer named Newton Knight, whose ragtag army of poor whites andShow More Summary

Thunder Road Buys ‘Trigger Warning’ Spec: A Female John Wick?

EXCLUSIVE: We’ve got a female-driven Ghostbusters, and a female-driven Ocean’s Eleven from Gary Ross and Steven Soderbergh. Why not an action film with a female heroine who’s one part John Wick and one part Rambo? Thunder Road has closed...Show More Summary

Gary Ross, Matthew McConaughey and the Free State of Jones Cast

2 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

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Free State of Jones Preview: Matthew McConaughey Will Found His Own Nation, Thank You Very Much

Matthew McConaughey's upward ascent into prestige filmmaking seems to have reached its natural zenith with Free State of Jones, a Civil War film written and directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games). As all prestige Civil War films must inevitably do, Free State of Jones follows a white Southerner (Newt Knight) who realizes ... More »

Watch: 5-Minute Extended Preview for Gary Ross' 'Free State of Jones'

"We'll make our for the treeline..." STX Entertainment has revealed an extended 5-minute preview for Gary Ross' new Civil War drama Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey as a Southern farmer who organizes a rebellion against the Confederacy. Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey Brought 'Everything' to 'Free State of Jones'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : Moviefone

Director Gary Ross tackles real-life tyranny and oppression in "Free State of Jones": the Civil War drama is the result of a decade of his research into a little-known historical figure, Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a Southerner...Show More Summary

How The Female Ocean’s Eleven Will Resemble The Original Films

Ocean's Eight started out its lifecycle sounding like a fresh start for the all-star comedy caper series, starring a new, female-centric cast. However, with the new details we've heard from director Gary Ross, it's starting to sound like this film is more tied to the original trilogy...

Ocean's Eleven All-Female Spinoff Gets Titled Ocean's Eight

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Director Gary Ross teases that the Ocean's Eleven female spinoff is a continuation of the original trilogy, entitled Ocean's Eight.

'Ocean's Eight' Director Teases Starry Female Cast, Talks Tone

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : Moviefone

As "Ocean's Eleven" spinoff flick "Ocean's Eight" (formerly known as "Ocean's Ocho") comes into focus, director Gary Ross is teasing that the cast is so starry, its announcement would "blow up the internet." That's what Ross told SlashFilm...Show More Summary

Director Gary Ross Discusses How ‘Ocean’s Eight’ is a Continuation of the ‘Ocean’s 11’ Trilogy

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

“We’ll break the cast right now and blow up the Internet,” director Gary Ross joked after we mentioned Ocean’s Eight to him. No, the Free State of Jones writer and director didn’t reveal to us the film’s entire ensemble cast, which has...Show More Summary

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