Damian Lewis is the villain for Ocean’s Eight

Damian Lewis

by James White |
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The cast for Ocean's Eight announced so far as been exclusively full of some great female performers including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway. Now we know that Damian Lewis will bring his particular talents to the film, playing the target of the robbery.

He'll actually be Bullock's former lover who is the subject of a little revenge plan – so we're going to go ahead and assume he's not exactly the nicest guy in the world. According to Variety, he's been spotted on the set and is in a main role, not just a cameo, as with Matt Damon, who is reportedly briefly bringing his Ocean's Eleven character Linus Caldwell to the spin-off.

Eight's cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson and Mindy Kaling, with Gary Ross calling the shots from the script he wrote alongside Olivia Milch.

American audiences will see the movie on 8 June, 2018, but there's no UK date on the books yet. Lewis will be back for the second season of financial drama series Billions, which should return to TV screens in February.

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