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Holy Sh*t--'Ocean's 8' Is the Casting News We Need Today

By Courtney Enlow | Industry | August 10, 2016 |

By Courtney Enlow | Industry | August 10, 2016 |

Today has not been a great news day for female-centered reboots. But if anything can lift our spirits and hopes, it’s this news about the casting of Ocean’s 8. Because…GIRL.

Aside from the previously identified Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, deals are close with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. The latter is the hip hop moniker of Asian American rapper and actress Nora Lum, who most recently had a role in Neighbors 2.

That is a cast. A wonderful, delicious cast of excellence and virtue.

I wasn’t totally familiar with Awkwafina, so I searched her and, oh, I’m so glad I did.

“My vag won best vag. Your vag won best supporting vag.” Shut it down, we’re good here. WELCOME TO OUR WORLD, MS. FINA.

There is still one more casting announcement to be made, as math indicates that is seven people. If they announce another person of color, that means half the main cast is POC. The Pitt/Clooney Ocean’s had three people of color in the main cast and one of them wasn’t really allowed to talk.

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