Sarah Paulson in talks to be the newest member of the Ocean's Eight squad
Just when you thought a movie with a cast that included Oscar-winners and nominees like Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter couldn’t get any more pedigree involved, life done comes and smacks you in the face.
Deadline got the exclusive that AMERICAN HORROR STORY and THE PEOPLE VS. OJ SIMPSON star Sarah Paulson is in talks to join the already top-notch cast of OCEAN’S EIGHT, which would make it even top-notchier. Paulson was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work on SIMPSON, and though her work in TV has put her on the map, she has killed it in films like 12 YEARS A SLAVE—another film with a pretty stellar cast.
If she signs on she will join the cast that includes Blanchett, Bullock, Hathaway, Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, and Awkwafina in the female-driven heist comedy, set to be directed by Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES). Paulson has been proving for years that she can work alongside huge ensemble casts, but I wouldn't use the word "funny" to describe anything I've seen her in, so I'll be intrigued to see what she can do, if she signs on that is. Oh, the uncertainty!