There are exciting new additions to the cast of the all-female reboot of “Ocean's 8."
The latest celebrity to join the upcoming Warner Bros. film is singer Rihanna, according to Deadline. Also poised to get on board the project are Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum. The actresses will join previously announced cast members Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.
The film, which will reportedly start rolling in October, will be produced by “Ocean's Eleven” director Steven Soderbergh from a script written by Gary Ross and Olivia Milch. There has been no confirmation about the film's plot, but The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit said a source told him that it will “revolve around a heist at New York's Met Gala.”
The news of Rihanna's casting comes a few weeks after it was announced that the “Work” singer will join the fifth season of “Bates Motel” as Marion Crane. The casting was announced via a Twitter video featuring the singer.
Prior to the mentioned projects, Rihanna starred in 2015's “Valerian” with Cara Delevingne. She made her movie debut in 2012's “Battle Ship.” The “Kiss It Better” singer also made a cameo in 2013's “This Is the End." and voiced the character of Tip in the 2015 animated film “Home.”
Despite getting lots of acting projects, Rihanna admits that she's still more comfortable as a musician. She also said that the experience of working in films has given her a deeper level of respect for actors. “As a musician I feel a lot more confident in that; acting is just so new,” the singer said in an interview with Ross King for “Lorraine.” “I have so much respect for actors and it definitely is very intimidating to be amongst them and it's scary. Acting is scary.”
But the challenges have not discouraged the “Love on the Brain” singer from pursuing more acting opportunities. “I think as long as I work at it, I don't see why I wouldn't do film,” Rihanna said. “I've had very fun experiences so far.”