George Clooney Provides An Exciting Update On ‘Ocean’s 14’
— Updated on 30 May 2024

George Clooney Provides An Exciting Update On ‘Ocean’s 14’

— Updated on 30 May 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

When Matt Damon’s Linus Caldwell said, “I guess I’ll see you when I see you” to George Clooney’s Danny Ocean, Brad Pitt’s Rusty Ryan, and by extension, the audience during the airport scene of Ocean’s 13… we all assumed he meant we’d see Ocean’s 14 within the next few years. 

Little did we know, the franchise would halt to a standstill for over a decade, until Gary Ross’ all-female Ocean’s 8 fronted by an all-star cast of Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean (sister of Danny), Cate Blanchett as Lou Miller, Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger, and more. 

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Despite the years gone by, however, Ocean’s 14 isn’t completely dead in the water. In fact, while promoting his new directorial effort produced by Amazon MGM Studios, The Boys in the Boat, George Clooney reignited our collective hopes.

“We have a really good script for another Ocean’s now, so we may end up doing another one. It’s actually a great script,” the man behind Danny Ocean told Uproxx.

“I don’t want to call it [Ocean’s 14]… I mean, the idea is kind of like Going In Style.”

Going In Style, of course, is the 2017 Zach Braff-directed film in which a trio of elderly retirees (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin), plan to rob a bank after their pensions are scrapped.

Incidentally, in this film, the three protagonists disguise themselves as The Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr), who starred in the original Ocean’s 11.

Clooney’s update on the long-awaited corroborates the earlier assertions of franchise co-star Don Cheadle, who portrayed British demolitions expert Basher Tarr.

“We were talking about it [after Ocean’s Thirteen], and then Bernie Mac passed, and very quickly we were like… ‘No, we don’t want to do it’,” Cheadle explained in a 2021 interview while promoting his last collab with Ocean’s trilogy director Steven Soderbergh (No Sudden Move). 

“But I just did a movie with Steven and he said, ‘I think there may be a way to do it again. I’m thinking about it.’ And it didn’t go much further than that. But I don’t know… I don’t know who all would be in it. I imagine the main group of us would be in. It would be interesting to see.”

In addition to Mac — who portrayed the charismatic Frank Catton — Carl Reiner, the man who brought Saul Bloom to life, has also since passed away. Meaning Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan will probably need to find a few others to fill out the crew. 

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The recruits would ostensibly join Elliot Gould as Reuben Tishkoff, Casey Affleck as Virgil Malloy, Scott Caan as Turk Malloy, Eddie Jemison as Livingston Dell, Shaobo Qin as The Amazing Yen — who had a brief cameo in Ocean’s 8 — and of course, Cheadle as Basher.

Clooney’s update also comes just weeks after the plot of the forthcoming Ocean’s 11 prequel starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling was revealed. Something which old George has actually since given his blessing. 

According to Showbiz411, it’ll simply be dubbed Oceans with Robbie and Gosling set to portray the parents of Danny (George Clooney) and Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock). 

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The Barbie co-stars’ characters will spend the duration of this feature-length affair teaching their impressionable young offspring the fundamentals of thieving from the rich in the ever-glamourous Monaco. Heist 101 abroad, if you will.

“The Monaco Grand Prix is the backdrop and there’s a big famous shipping magnate who has a yacht. It’s not inexpensive. And I wanted it to be old-fashioned,” director Jay Roach noted on a previous occasion. 

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“Margot brought it to me as a kind of old-fashioned epic love story slash adventure disguised as a heist. It is a heist movie still, but it’s very much a love story. And we were both inspired by Hitchcock. To Catch A Thief but also Notorious. It just wants to be a big, big, you know, cinematic spectacle.”

“Margot Robbie’s my mother? I’ve always thought that. And Ryan Gosling is my father, and when you think about it, it makes sense. Truly,” Clooney humorously told Variety during The Boys in the Boat premiere.

We’ll keep you updated on all things Oceans 14 when the time comes.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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