British actor Richard Armitage, who’s had roles in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit franchise and Alice Through the Looking Glass, has joined the cast of Ocean’s Eight.
Details of his character are being kept under wraps but he’s in good company in the female-driven caper with stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and James Corden.
Gary Ross directs the spinoff for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures, and it’s produced by Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh. Ross wrote the script with Olivia Milch. Susan Ekins is exec producer and Warner Bros production SVP Jesse Ehrman is overseeing the film with Warner Bros Pictures Group chief content officer Toby Emmerich. Village Roadshow Pictures is co-producing and co-financing the movie as they did with the previous three titles.