Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Nicholas Britell is set to compose the music for the upcoming heist comedy drama Ocean’s 8. The film is directed by Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) and stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. The movie is a spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Oceans trilogy, which was scored by David Holmes, and follows eight women who plan and execute a heist in New York. Ross also co-wrote the screenplay with Olivia Milch (Dude). Soderbergh (Traffic, Sex, Lies and Videotapes, Erin Brockovich) is producing the project with Jon Kilik (Foxcatcher, 25th Hour, Babel). Britell has previously collaborated with Ross on this year’s historical drama Free State of Jones. Ocean’s 8 is set to be released on June 6, 2018.
Britell’s latest project, Moonlight, is currently playing in theaters nationwide. The composer’s other previous credits include Adam McKay’s The Big Short and Natalie Portman’s A Tale of Love and Darkness.