After the success of both “Ocean’s” films, it’ll be no surprise to hear that George Clooney’s scouring though the ol’ Blue Eyes back catalogue for his next money spinner.
Clooney has reportedly just bought the rights to another ratpack flick “Robin And The 7 Hoods”, and already has “Ocean’s” pals Brad Pitt and Matt Damon (just to think if Mark Wahlberg had never jumped ship from “Ocean’s” – that’d be him sharing the screen with the former caped crusader time and time again) on board.
It’ll be updated, of course, from the original story of a corrupt Chicago Sheriff going against a mob, with Robin (likely to be played by Clooney) and his boys caught up in the middle.
The original “Robin and the 7 Hoods” (1964) starred Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, and Barbara Rush.
Wonder whether Steven Soderbergh will direct, or at the very least, produce?