The ‘Ocean’s Eight’ First Official Cast Photo Dropped, Featuring Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and More — Check It Out!

 Barry Wetcher

Our hearts are stolen! The all-female lead cast of the latest heist caper in the Ocean’s franchise just made their official in-character debut, with a photo released by Warner Bros. on January 30, 2017. The new snap gives Us some hard-core girl-power vibes.

Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson and hip-hop artist Awkwafina star as a team of thieves planning to steal a necklace from the Met Gala and frame a gallery owner, played by Damien Lewis, for the crime.

The caper, which began filming in New York City in late October 2016 — with instantly viral set photos emerging almost daily — is scheduled for release on June 8, 2018.

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Cate Blanchett and Rihanna film 'Ocean's Eight' on Nov. 7, 2016, in New York City. Steve Sands/GC Images

As the fourth film in the series, Ocean’s Eight will flip the script on the previous installments, Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007), which starred George Clooney and Brad Pitt, along with a gaggle of men (and a woman or two) who conspire to pull off several high-profile heists. Ocean's Eleven was itself a remake of the 1960 classic Rat Pack film starring Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.

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Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Sandra Bullock (from left) on the 'Ocean's Eight' film set in Central Park on Jan. 24, 2017, in New York City. Robert Kamau/GC Images

In Ocean’s Eight, Bullock’s character is the leader of the pack, playing the ex-con sister of Danny Ocean, Clooney’s character from the last three films.

Before shooting began, Hathaway expressed her excitement about the ladycentric set to Entertainment Tonight.

“Honestly, right now I am looking forward to the hair and makeup trailer,” she confessed. “[My castmates] are fun and a lot of them are moms, so I am excited that my first film back as a mom, I get to work with women who have done it before and I get to ask them questions about that."

Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling are seen set of Ocean's Eight in Brooklyn on December 3, 2016 in New York City.
Mindy Kaling (left) and Anne Hathaway on the set of 'Ocean's Eight' in Brooklyn on Dec. 3, 2016, in New York City. Raymond Hall/GC Images

In an interview with Slash Film last year, Hunger Games director Gary Ross discussed picking up the torch from Steven Soderbergh, who helmed the Ocean's trilogy.

Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter are seen on the set of 'Ocean's 8' on October 26, 2016 in New York City.
Cate Blanchett (left) and Helena Bonham Carter on the set of 'Ocean's 8' on Oct. 26, 2016, in New York City. Raymond Hall/GC Images

“I think it’s a pretty similar tone. You know, Steven Soderbergh and I are incredibly close friends, and we would not have done this if we weren’t.… This is very much an extension and a continuation,” Ross said.

A slew of stars are set to make cameos in the film, including Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Katie Holmes, Anna Wintour, Adriana Lima, Hailey Baldwin and Zayn Malik. Matt Damon will make a cameo as his character from the previous Ocean’s films. James Corden, Dakota Fanning and Olivia Munn also have roles in the high-wattage action-comedy.

The only downside? A whopping 17 months until the premiere!

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