Rihanna in “Ocean’s 8”

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The first trailer for all-female heist film Ocean’s 8 has been revealed. According to Billboard, Barbadian singer Rihanna has the role of “a bad-ass hacker” in the forthcoming film:

Sandra Bullock takes center stage as the heist leader in the first official Ocean’s 8 trailer, but she’s joined by glamorous hacker Rihanna (aka “Eightball”) in the nearly 3-minute teaser that sets up the all-female reboot of the series that originally starred Bard Pitt, George Clooney and their own gang of elegant bad guys. The trailer, which dropped Tuesday morning (Dec. 19) sets up the elaborate premise of the film, which has the all-star team of thieves — which includes Mindy Kaling, Cate Blanchett, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson and Helena Bonham Carter — plotting to snatch a $150 million diamond necklace from Anne Hathaway’s neck at the annual Met Gala.

Unable to shake the allure of the Ocean family business, Bullock recruits her killer crew, including internet savvy Rihanna, who appears briefly in a scene where she introduces herself to Bullock’s character from behind a computer. “What’s your name?” Bullock asks her. “Nine Ball,” Rihanna replies from behind round Lennon-style glasses and a cascading head of locs. “What’s your real name?” Bullock asks a second time. “Eight ball,” Rihanna tells her.

[Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina in Ocean’s 8. Photograph by Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.]

For full articles, see https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/movies/8071010/oceans-8-rihanna-trailer and https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/dec/19/oceans-8-watch-the-first-trailer-sandra-bullock-rihanna-cate-blanchett

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