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Damian Lewis Is in Talks to Play the Villain in Ocean’s Eight

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When we heard that Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson would be cast in the Gary Ross–directed film Ocean’s Eight, an all-women remake of Ocean’s Eleven, we all felt very blessed. Just look at all those nice coats! But now Homeland’s Damian Lewis, the perfect villain, is being thrown into the mix. According to Variety, he is in final negotiations to join the cast. While Bullock’s character leads a group of thieves and cons who try to pull off a major heist, Lewis will play Bullock’s ex-lover and target of the gang’s robbery. The film is set to be released on June 8, 2018.

Damian Lewis to Play Villain in Ocean’s Eight