Ocean’s 8 cast adds The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage
As production continues on the upcoming Ocean’s 11 spin-off film, Deadline has revealed that the Ocean’s 8 cast has added English actor Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy, Into the Storm). His character is currently unknown.
Ocean’s 8 stars Oscar winner Sandra Bullock in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter. Matt Damon will cameo (presumably as his character Linus Caldwell from the other three films), Damian Lewis will play the villain, James Corden will play an insurance investigator and Dakota Fanning will have a role. Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Anna Wintour, Adriana Lima and Katie Holmes will have cameos.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) is directing from a screenplay he wrote with Olivia Milch (upcoming Dude), with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik producing, Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing, and Milch co-producing. Filming is taking place in and around New York City.
Collaborating with Ross behind the scenes are director of photography Eigil Bryld (In Bruges, Not Fade Away), production designer Alex DiGerlando (Beasts of the Southern Wild, HBO’s “True Detective”), editor Juliette Welfling (Free State of Jones, The Hunger Games), costume designer Sarah Edwards (Tower Heist, Showtime’s “Billions”), and composer Nicholas Britell (The Big Short, Free State of Jones).
The film is set for release in Summer 2018 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
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