Written by Staff Writer, CNN
It might just have been the most magical pairing since Laurence Olivier and Lucille Ball: Sandra Bullock meeting up with Keanu Reeves for a not-so-secret on-screen reunion.
The actress has admitted in an interview that she and Reeves exchanged texts about reuniting for “Ocean’s 8,” the upcoming sequel to the 2012 film “Ocean’s Eleven.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter , Bullock said they were chatting after Reeves endorsed her as her best female on-screen character. They looked up when they realized the rights were being passed from producer Steven Soderbergh to Frank Marshall.
Coincidentally, Bullock had joined on “Ocean’s Eleven” as a prostitute. But she said of her role in “Ocean’s 8,” set for release in June, “I’ve already done it once.”
“Because it was a movie and you don’t really have to, you know? Or you’re playing someone else,” she told Variety at the Variety Studio on Tuesday at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
“So for me, it’s the idea of reprisal and role-re-assignment, so it was something that we could just [explore].”
As for Reeves, he had an idea of his own, suggesting “Ocean’s 12,” the sequel to the famous “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise (featuring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts).
“I think it would be fun to go back to where they all got high and they all slept with each other.” he told the Los Angeles Times .
And Reeves’ “Point Break” and “Speed” director Kathryn Bigelow would step behind the camera, he revealed.
“I told my wife [director Lisa Cholodenko], I’m so worried that this is going to end badly and I just wanna know, ‘Is this a good idea or is this the worst idea ever?’” he told the Times.
“She was like, ‘What is happening?’ And I said, ‘Well, I know, but it’s gonna be really good.’ So that was that. So that was the gist of it.”