Ocean's Eight: Sarah Paulson in talks to join cast
Ocean’s Eight might be adding another to its crew.
Sarah Paulson is in early talks to join the ensemble heist movie, which so far stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina (a.k.a. Nora Lum), EW has confirmed.
Paulson, a favorite of TV producer Ryan Murphy, delivered an Emmy-nominated performance as prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story earlier this year. She recently signed on for Murphy’s anthology drama Feud, to play eight-time Oscar nominee Geraldine Page. (Feud‘s first season will focus on the beef between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon), who starred together in 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?)
Hunger Games director Gary Ross is helming Ocean’s Eight, based on a script he wrote with Olivia Milch. Steven Soderbergh — the director of the Ocean’s trilogy with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon — will produce the Warner Bros. project. Bonham Carter told EW in June, when she was not officially on board, that she enjoyed the all-female caper screenplay.
“It’s a really good script,” she said. “It’s a great script, and it’s great for women. Just hilarious.”
Production on Ocean’s Eight is set to begin in October.
Deadline first reported the news.