Rihanna Reportedly Joins ‘Ocean’s 8’ Cast

Carl Williott | August 10, 2016 12:59 pm

“Work, work, work, work, work” rings very true for Rihanna in 2016. The busy star has joined the cast of the female-driven Ocean’s 11 spinoff Ocean’s 8, according to Deadline. The site reports that a deal is “close” for the star to appear in the crime caper, which will undoubtedly be lighter fare than her last couple crime fantasies.

This isn’t Rih’s first movie role — there was her forgettable Battleship gig, and her upcoming depiction of an alien stripper in sci-fi blockbuster Valerian — but it would be her biggest. She’d potentially star alongside confirmed cast members Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock, as well as Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling, who are all also “close” to locking down contracts.

Production is set to start in October in New York City.