NEW YORK, United States, Wednesday December 20, 2017 – The first official trailer for the all-female reboot of the Ocean’s franchise, featuring Barbadian superstar Rihanna, dropped yesterday and it revealed that the singer plays the role of a hacker.
Ocean’s 8, scheduled for release on June 8 next year, will see a dreadlocked Rihanna alongside some other big names.
She teased part of the trailer with her Instagram followers.
In the movie, Rihanna joins a team that is led by Sandra Bullock – and includes Mindy Kaling, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, and hip-hop star Awkwafina aka Nora Lum – that plans to snatch a US$150 million diamond necklace from Anne Hathaway’s neck at the annual Met Gala.
This is the latest incarnation of the Ocean’s Eleven film which starred Frank Sinatra in the original 1960 version and George Clooney in the 2001 remake, in which an all-male gang pulled off a complicated heist in Las Vegas.
They were followed by sequels Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007.
In addition to its star-studded cast, Ocean’s 8 will feature several cameos, including by Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams.