It looks like Damian Lewis is going to get fleeced.
The Billions and Homeland actor is in final negotiations to play the bad guy in Ocean’s 8, the female-led heist movie starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Rihanna, a representative for the actor confirmed to EW.
According to Variety, which first reported the news, Lewis will portray the ex-lover of Bullock’s ringleader character and the target of her crew’s scheming.
Spun off from Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, which starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon, Ocean’s 8 boasts a similarly starry lineup: Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson are all on board.
Gary Ross, a longtime friend and collaborator of Soderbergh’s, is directing Ocean’s 8, from a script he wrote with Olivia Milch. Soderbergh is on board as a producer. Filming is currently underway.
A representative for Warner Bros. declined to comment. Ocean’s 8 is scheduled to hit theaters June 8, 2018.