Filming is currently underway in the third, and according to director Steven Soderbergh, last installment in the “Ocean’s Eleven” film franchise. “Ocean’s Thirteen” will center around Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his crew looking to pull off another Las Vegas heist, having to deal with a ruthless casino owner (Al Pacino, likely to be in full “hoo-ah” villainous mode) in the process.
While much of the action is being filmed in L.A., where producers have constructed an on-set poker lounge for the cast and crew, the gang is also filming some in Vegas, including at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, site of the first movie. The cast and crew previously filmed there in early August, and are set to return for a week in mid-September. And guess where yours truly will be in mid-September? Vegas, baby, Vegas! I’ll be sure to tell Clooney and Co. hello for you when I inevitably cross paths with them.
With the exception of Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones, all the major players are back, including Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia, Elliott Gould and Bernie Mac. Release date is set for June 8, 2007.