The New Ocean’s 8 Film Is About Rihanna Robbing the Met Gala

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The first official trailer for the classic american heist film reboot, Oceans 8 was released today and it leaves us with so many questions.

Now, for one the cast is incredible: the film stars Sandra Bullock (as Debbie Ocean), Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter and, best of all, Rihanna.

Now considering that Rihanna stars in this film, it raises a lot of questions considering the plot is literally about them robbing the Met Gala. Not a casino, not a series of banks….the Met Gala, where Rihanna is practically the queen (in real life). For those who don’t know, the Costume Institute Gala or Met Gala is an annual charity event where the world’s most famous supermodels and celebrities attend. It might be the most prominent celebrity event in Hollywood next to the Oscars. Doesn’t it seem strange to have a bunch of Hollywood A-listers pretending to be criminals robbing other Hollywood A-listers?

Don’t get me wrong, the trailer honestly pretty promising, but out of ALL the places they could have to write about stealing from, they went with the one place where it seems enormously strange that Rihanna wouldn’t be there. Anwyway, it could either work out really well for them in a fourth wall-breaking sort of way, or blow up completely in their faces. You be the judge: