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OCEAN’S EIGHT (2018): Richard Armitage Signs On To Film

Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage Officially Joins The Cast Of Ocean’s Eight

Alice Through the Looking Glass actor Richard Armitage has been cast in a role in Warner Bros’ upcoming heist film Ocean’s Eight.

Besides his appearance on Through the Looking Glass, Armitage is also known for playing the dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy. On television, he also had a recurring role as Francis Dolarhyde during the third season of Hannibal and a major role as Guy of Gisborne on Robin Hood.

It is unknown what exactly his role on the Ocean’s Eleven spin-off will entail, but it is known that he is one of many big names already attached to the project. Among the actors cast in the project are Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, and James Corden. Although Steven Soderbergh will not helm the movie, he will serve in a producer’s capacity as Gary Ross directs.

Deadline, which is the source of this story, had this to share about the production:

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.

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  • Linda Rosenthal

    Great decision to cast him. Look forward to seeing the movie!

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