Richard Armitage, Two Kardashian Sisters Recruited for ‘Ocean’s Eight’
Ocean’s Eight might already be in production now, but it’s never too late to add some more famous faces to the cast. Today it’s a triple-whammy, with Richard Armitage, Kim Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner all nabbing onscreen appearances.
Armitage’s casting was announced this morning by Deadline, who say that details of his role are being kept a secret for now. We know that fellow Brit Damian Lewis is in talks to play the movie’s villain, so maybe Armitage could be a henchman or a colleague or something. He’s gone villainous before, most recently in Bryan Fuller’s (unfairly cancelled!) Hannibal as art enthusiast Francis Dolarhyde. He’s also pretty well-versed in espionage, having played a spy on MI6 (known as Spooks across the pond) so he could be an agent hired to stop Sandra Bullock and her team of extremely fashionable thieves. Or he could be reprising his dwarf role from the Hobbit movies. We’re getting an all-female Ocean’s movie, so anything’s possible.
We also learned that Kim Kardashian and her sister Kendall Jenner have filmed a cameo appearance for the movie. TMZ reports that the two got gussied up in white as if they were attending a very glam Yeezy Season fashion show, but it turns out they were on the Ocean’s Eight set! Head over there to see for yourself what the two were wearing (or, cough, Kim’s Snapchat, not that I watch her stories every day or anything). It’s a little bit of a dream come true to see Kim buddying up with Sandra Bullock and co. For those of you who are unaware, she’s actually kind of hilarious and I can’t help but hope that this might lead to more film projects in the future.
Ocean’s Eight is directed by Gary Ross and also stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and James Corden.