Barry WetcherRihanna: Pop superstar, fashion icon, cosmetics magnate, and…computer hacker?
That’s evidently the role Ri-Ri plays in the upcoming heist comedy Ocean’s 8, a spin-off of the Ocean’s 11 movies starring George Clooney. The movie follows Sandra Bullock’s Debbie Ocean, cousin of Clooney’s Danny Ocean, as she recruits a team of women to help her rob the fashion event of the year, The Met Ball.
In a new trailer just released, Rihanna’s character, Nine Ball, is shown as the technical brains behind the heist. She sits behind a computer, using a #9 cue ball as her mouse, and seems to be hacking the security system at the event. “Counting down 3, 2, 1…game on!” she announces.
Rihanna, along with the other women, is are also shown attending the Met Ball. Ri Ri also gets the last word in the trailer. While Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson are shown arguing over something that isn’t working on a computer screen, Rihanna reaches out and flips a switch. As the program starts working, Bullock asks, “What’d you do?”
“I turned it on,” replies Rihanna.
Ocean’s 8, which also stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter, arrives in theaters June 8.
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