Rihanna‘s résumé at the box-office has been hit and miss. Yet, the star is clearly shooting to score this go round. For, she has officially joined the cast of the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ spin-off.
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According to THR, the 28-year-old – along with Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Helena Bonham Carter – join previously announced cast Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.
Noticed how each name is a woman? It’s not coincidental.
Tentatively titled ‘Ocean’s Ocho,’ the Warner Bros flick will boast an all-female principal cast for the film, which begins shooting in October.
With the original ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ trilogy grossing $1.12 billion worldwide, this latest incarnation is likely to garner immediate attention on the merit of its processor’s success. As well as, of course, the combined star-power of its cast.
Gary Ross will direct, while original ‘Ocean’s director Steven Soderbergh returns in a producing role.
Kudos to Ms. Fenty; this may be her smartest movie play yet.
For, while bringing an undeniable degree of star-power herself, she’ll be padded by the towering talents of Bullock, Blanchett, and co on the acting front. A win for all.