Aside from finishing her Anti world tour and wining on Drake, Rihanna is stacking up those acting credits. Wednesday it was announced that she will be joining the cast of the all-female Ocean's Eleven remake.
Reportedly, the film will be titled Ocean’s Eight, and more roles for the ensemble-driven heist comedy are still being cast. The first confirmed leads were Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, and Deadline reports that Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and rapper-actor Awkwafina are close to singing on as well. The Ocean's trilogy popularized in the 2000s by George Clooney as Danny Ocean grossed a collective $1.12 billion worldwide. And those films were yet a remake of 1960's Ocean's 11, starring the Rat Pack — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.
Warner Bros. confirmed an October start date for filming, and it will be directed by Gary Ross and produced by Steven Soderbergh, who directed the 2001 version. This role is the latest in a slew of upcoming roles for Rih, including her turn as the iconic character Marion Crane in A&E's Bates Motel.