While the cast announcements so far have been for some incredible female talent, including Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett, we now know that acclaimed actor Damian Lewis will be playing the film’s villain.
Lewis’ character will not only be the target of the robbery but is also Bullock’s character’s former lover - and the subject of a revenge plot, implying that he certainly isn’t innocent in everything going on. According to Variety, Lewis has been seen on set in a main role (not just a cameo, as with Matt Damon’s Ocean’s Eleven character Linus Caldwell).
The cast for Ocean’s Eight also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson and Mindy Kaling, with Gary Ross in the director’s chair and as co-writer of the film alongside Olivia Milch.
The US release is set for 8 June 2018, but there hasn’t been an official date for the UK release yet. In the meantime, you can see Lewis in financial drama series Billions, which returns for its second season in February.