Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway and Awkwafina also appear in the female-led spin-off.

The first pictures from the set of Ocean’s Eight have been taken while the cast shoot in New York City.

A spin-off from the popular Ocean’s Trilogy, the film boasts eight female leads including Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock, who appear in the first batch of pictures.

Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway and Awkwafina make up the titular “Ocean’s eight”.

The Hunger Games‘ Gary Ross is directing from a script he co-wrote, with George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh serving as producers on the project. Shooting started yesterday (October 25) on location in NYC and Warner Bros. has set a release date of June 18, 2018.

Before she appears in Ocean’s Eight, Rihanna will be seen in upcoming sci-fi film Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.

She co-stars alongside Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen in the film, which set for release in July 2017. Writer-director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) is adapting the story from a popular series of French 1960s graphic novels.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will be Rihanna’s second major live-action film role following 2012’s Battleship. She also took on a voice role in last year’s computer animated hit Home.