They say that art has a habit of imitating life. I do not know if that is necessarily true, but there is certainly mounting evidence to support the idea. Whether intentional or not, the upcoming all-female Ocean's Eight (an offshoot of the Ocean's Eleven franchise) will take recent events in the lives of the Kardashian family and put them on full display for the world to see. In a somewhat cruel twist of fate, it now appears that the highly anticipated ensemble thriller will see Kim Kardashian once again drawn into yet another jewel heist. The reality star can't catch a break, can she?
A report from People confirms the recent announcement that Ocean's 8 will feature Kim Kardashian as well as the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner family, and it provides a bit more insight into the nature of the cameo. In a delightfully ironic twist, the film will see these high profile family involved in a jewel heist at The Met Gala -- one seemingly planned by the movie's eight protagonists. The irony, of course, stems from the fact that Kim Kardashian herself was robbed at gunpoint in Paris last October, and the incident has since become a high-profile news story that led to several arrests last week.
However, it is worth noting that the report does not explicitly state the exact nature of the Kardashian family's involvement in Ocean's Eight. Our gut instinct is to assume that the titular group of career criminals will swoop in and steal the jewelry from the reality stars, but there's always the possibility that the Kardashians are somehow in on the heist. The Ocean's 11 franchise teams have never shied away from recruiting "inside men" to help them pull off their missions, so it is definitely plausible that this heist will turn out much better than the real life one.
Of course, there is one other possible reason why Kim may have agreed to take part in a film that could potentially see her once again robbed by a band of nefarious characters.
Ocean's Eight has slowly but surely become one of the most intriguing upcoming reboots in a time when reboots have become increasingly boring and mundane. The all-female adventure will center on Sandra Bullock as the sister of George Clooney's Danny Ocean as she assembles her own heist crew consisting of Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Nora Lum. Very few concrete plot details have been announced about the upcoming film's plot, but the promise of these badass silver screen ladies taking from the rich is too enticing to ignore.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant details related to the development of Ocean's Eight as more information becomes available to us. Depending on your perception of the entire Kardashian clan, we have a feeling that you will either love or hate that particularly jewel heist sequence. The female-fronted film is currently slated to hit theaters on June 8, 2018.