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Last summer, we were introduced to Debbie Ocean and her newly-formed girl gang of clever criminals in Ocean's 8, and it showed quite a bit of promise as the beginning of a lady-led heist franchise. While a sequel hasn't been announced, Sarah Paulson has made it clear she's interested in Ocean's 9. Here's who she would like to join the already star-studded cast:
I would like to add Bette Midler to the cast. I think she'd be great, or Emma Thompson. Can't go wrong with either of them. Yeah, let's get them both.
These are some great picks! It's been too long since we've seen Bette Midler in an iconic role and Ocean's 9 would be a perfect fit for her. The actress has starred in some unforgettable female-led '90s flicks, such as Hocus Pocus and The First Wives Club, and she's hilarious and can sing beautifully. Sign her up!
We'd be just as excited to see Emma Thompson join Debbie Ocean's squad in a sequel too! She always brings her flawless comedic-timing and a bit of heart to each one of her roles and could easily get along with the Ocean's women.
Sarah Paulson reveal of her dream-cast for Ocean's 9 to Entertainment Tonight just gives us more hope and excitement for a potential sequel. The summer hit starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina and Helena Bonham Carter was a fun addition to the franchise, stole away a lot of cash at the box office and was given the thumbs up from various critics too.
In fact, Ocean's 8 can say it beat a Star Wars film at the box office since it dethroned Solo: A Star Wars Story for the No. 1 when it came out just one week later. The heist movie also beat out the rest of the Ocean's films for the biggest opening for the franchise (without inflation) with $41.5 million during its first weekend and making over $297 million worldwide during its box office run.
Bette Midler and Emma Thompson are just a few talented women who would be fabulous additions to the new Ocean's films. Oprah Winfrey has already reached out about her interest, with "I'm in! I'm in ladies" -- who can one say no to the talk show legend? Sandra Bullock's onscreen daughter in The Blind Side, Lily Collins, has also voiced her interest too.
Sarah Paulson and the cast of Ocean's 8 just had a blast together while on the set of the blockbuster, hence Paulson's desire to go back for another one. She recently reunited with Sandra Bullock to play her sister for the viral Netflix thriller Bird Box. You can see Paulson next in M. Night Shyamalan's sequel to Unbreakable and Split, Glass, coming to theaters this Friday, January 18.