Rihanna has offered her followers on social media the first sneak peek of Ocean's Eight. The 28-year-old shared an official image from the highly-anticipated movie, which also stars Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett. In the caption, she wrote: "First looQ at #Oceans8 .... Coming summer 2018." [sic]
The singer can be seen posing inside a New York subway car alongside her famous co-stars. Warner Bros Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures soon released a statement, which read: "In summer 2018, the tide will turn as (left to right) Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou (Cate Blanchett); Nine Ball (Rihanna); Amita (Mindy Kaling); Constance (Awkwafina); Rose (Helena Bonham Carter); Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway); and Tammy (Sarah Paulson)."
The Hollywood movie is set to be produced by Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh, while The Hunger Games' Gary Ross will take helm as director. Speaking about the prospect of starring in the upcoming production, British actress Helena previously hinted: "It's a great script, and it's great for women. Just hilarious."
"When everyone says, 'Well, most characters in commercial films can just as easily be played by a woman', well, I can tell you it's true," she added when speaking to Entertainment Weekly. "That's what they've just done with this."
The all-female spin-off of George Clooney's Ocean's Eleven centres around the eight women's plan to execute a heist in New York. The 2001 version was a remake of the '60s classic, Rat Pack, which starred Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis and Peter Lawford. Ocean's 8 will be released in cinemas in June 2018.