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Katie Holmes Dishes on Her "Ocean's 8" Cameo and Why the Movie 'Won't Disappoint'

By Dana Rose Falcone

Katie Holmes only spent two days on the set of Oceans 8 for her cameo appearance, but it didnt take long for her to realize the impact the female-fronted installment will have.

It was really so much fun, she told PEOPLE at Delta Air Lines Grammys party in New York City Thursday of her experience working on the movie. Its going to be a great female caper film. It wont disappoint.

Directed by Gary Ross and starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling and Anne Hathaway, the heist film follows the ladies as they attempt to game the Met Gala in New York City.

The cast is wonderful, Holmes, 39, gushed. Its people that you want to watch and you connect with. And its a great director.

The movie, set to hit theaters in June, comes at a time when Hollywood has started to take a chance on female-led films, like 2016s Ghostbusters reboot and Wonder Woman, the first major female superhero movie.

Its always a good time for all-female action movie, the mom of 11-year-old Suri continued. Its an adventure and its a really fun movie.

Holmes, who made her directorial debut with 2016s All We Had, will first star in Dear Dictator alongside Jason Biggs, Michael Cain, Seth Green and Odeya Rush. We joked a lot, she said of her time on set with her comedic costars. Its a really funny movie. It was great to work with Michael Cain again and Odeya Rush. I had a wonderful time.

The Dawsons Creek vet is also gearing up to get behind the camera again. Im going to direct my new project this spring, so Im preparing for that, Holmes explained. Im very excited.