Rihanna in Talks to Joins Female-Driven ‘Ocean’s Eight’ Cast

By Amanda Wicks

Rihanna’s flexing her acting muscles of late. In addition to signing on to play an exotic alien dancer in the upcoming sci-fli flick, Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets, the singer will be reportedly be joining the cast of Ocean’s Eight, the star-studded female spin-off of heist caper Ocean’s Eleven.

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Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett have already been tapped to take part, but Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina may soon be joining those two principal actresses. According to Deadline their deals are close to being finalized.

Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh will be producing the new film while Gary Ross will direct. Ross co-wrote the script with Olivia Milch. The movie is still in casting, but is set to begin production in October.

In addition to these latest parts, Rihanna will also be playing a key role in A&E’s Bates Motel for its upcoming final season.

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