Kelly Choi
September 21, 2001 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Is it just us, or does the poster for Steven Soderbergh‘s Ocean’s 11 remake look a lot like the cover of the Smithereens‘ 1989 album, 11? It may just be a coincidence; Warner Bros. (a division of EW parent AOL Time Warner) won’t discuss the matter. Either way, what goes around comes around: Smithereens singer Pat DiNizio says the group named the album as a tribute to the original 1960 movie starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. ”We were really into the Rat Pack thing,” he explains. ”People thought it was our 11th album or that there were 11 songs on the album. We purposely try to confuse people.” The plot thickens: The late Saul Bass, who designed the original Ocean’s Eleven poster, created only one rock album cover in his life—the Smithereens’ Blow Up in ’91.

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