Rihanna reveals first official look at Ocean’s Eight cast in character

Get your first look at the star-studded cast of the new 'Ocean's Eight' movie
Ocean's Eight cast

The premier might be a whopping 17 months away but we’re already getting excited for the latest caper in the Ocean’s franchise.

Why? Because the cast is the stuff of Hollywood-laden dreams.

The film, which is set to hit cinemas in 2018, is an all-female update to the past three films – Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) – that starred George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt.

But this time around the always-intriguing plot will follow the ultimate girl-power squad: Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson and hip-hop artist Awkwafina.

Taking to Instagram, 28-year-old singer Rihanna has shared the very first glimpse of the principal cast in-character.

The photo, which was originally shared by Warner Bros. on January 30, shows the impressive cast spread out on an empty New York subway train.

Oscar winners Sandra, Anne and Aussie-darling Cate are featured in the front of the car. Next, you’ll see Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sarah before Rihanna, Mindy, Helen and Awkwafina make their presence known.

And may we just say – each character is sporting what will no doubt be some of the fiercest outfits of 2017.

The latest Ocean’s installment will follow the fiery women as they plan to steal a necklace from the Met Gala – all by framing a gallery owner, played by Damien Lewis, for the crime.

It has also been rumoured that Sandra’s character will star as the leader of the pack, playing the ex-con sister of Danny Ocean, who you’ll remember was played by ever-the-heartthrob George Clooney in the previous films.

George Clooney immortalises his prints in cement in the famed forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, in celebration of the film Ocean’s Thirteen.

Warner Bros. have also kindly decided to share a small plot descriptor to tide us over until next year.

They said, “In Summer 2018…the tide will turn. Here’s your First Look at #Oceans8. Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ first look at “Ocean’s 8” from one of New York City’s most iconic locales: the subway. In Summer 2018, the tide will turn as (L-r) 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 film previously made headlines when images of the star-studded crew went viral after they were spotted filming on location in New York city.

Cate and Rihanna carry out covert affairs in New York City’s Central Park as they film a scene for the upcoming film.

Talk about #squadgoals! These women mean business – and we love it!

This story originally appeared on Woman’s Day Australia

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