Nancy Scott Hanway

Ocean's 8, Rihanna, and where's the sequel with just her and Cate Blanchett?

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I Iove heist movies. Not a shocker—my just-completed YA novel The Criminal Gene is about a 16-year-old girl who discovers she comes from a long line of female thieves. She pulls off several heists with her old aunties before forming her own gang. So I especially love heist movies about women criminals. I was excited when Ocean’s 8 came out last year. Love Rihanna. And Cate Blanchett is my favorite actor.

And then . . . disappointed. I thought the women were underutilized. Especially RIhanna—Nine Ball is a fantastic character and Rihanna did a lot to bring the figure of the computer geek out of the cliché. But . . . the movie’s flat. Not as dangerous-feeling as the other Ocean’s movies. Part of it has to do with Sandra Bullock—for me, the wrong person to play that role. It should have gone to someone with more of an edge. Like Cate Blanchett, for example.

I’d watch an entire movie with just Cate Blanchett and Rihanna.

So if you know anything about a sequel let me know. This article from Bustle is all I’ve been able to find—and it’s from January. In the meantime, here’s a video of outtakes of Rihanna. I’m waiting.