Rihanna Joins All-Female Cast of ‘Ocean’s Eight’



Rihanna is heading back to the big screen in Ocean’s Eight, an all-female reboot of Ocean’s Eleven.

According to Deadline, the “Work” singer, along with Anne Hathaway, are set to join the star-studded cast, which already boasts a lineup of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Nora Lum (better known as Awkwafina).

Like its predecessors, Ocean’s Eight revolves around a group of thieves who try to pull off a major heist. The film will be directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) and produced by Steven Soderbergh.

Now known as Ocean’s Trilogy, Soderbergh directed 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven, 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve, and 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen. The trilogy, which grossed $1.12 billion worldwide, featured a male-heavy cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Bernie Mac.

“This is very much an extension and a continuation,” said Ross.

Production for the film is scheduled to start in October in New York.

But first, RiRi is slated to star in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets next year along with Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, and Clive Owen. She is also set to star as Marion Crane in the final season of A&E’s hit drama Bates Motel.

Her previous acting credits include 2012’s Battleship and the 2015 animated film Home.

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