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Mindy Kaling is 'scared' she'll be the decoy in Ocean's Eight

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Mindy Kaling is set to star in Ocean’s Eight, the all-female Ocean’s Eleven reboot, alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, and Awkwafina. She told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night that filming starts in two weeks, but the project is still shrouded in secrecy. Even Kaling still doesn’t know exactly what kind of character she’ll be playing, though she has a guess.

“Look, I’m real scared, man, because when I look at that list of people, I know that my skill is going to be I get attacked by the guard dog so they can break into the casino,” Kaling said.

Kaling also told Colbert that the film would be set in New York, not Las Vegas, and would have “a fashion element” to it. Colbert wondered if they needed any New York men to pop up in scenes.

“Oh, that would be great,” Kaling said. “We’re gonna rob your house, is that OK? Me and Cate Blanchett.”

“You and Cate Blanchett can do whatever you want,” Colbert said.

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