Pop superstar Rihanna is jumping back into the arena of sci-fi after landing a different movie gig with director Luc Besson.
The French filmmaker has revealed the Diamonds singer has become added to the cast of his forthcoming epic Valérian and also the City of a Thousand Planets.
“RIHANNA is VALERIAN!!!!! ….and he or she has a big part!!” he announced alongside an image of the singer on Instagram. “I’m Sooo (sic) excited!!!”
The Lucy director didn’t specify which character Rihanna plays, even so the movie is dependant on Valérian and Laureline, the classic 1960s graphic novel series by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Dane DeHaan and model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne have been cast as being the leads, while Clive Owen will even star within the project, as Commander Arün Filitt.
Valerian along with the City of a Thousand Planets will observe two government operatives that are tasked with keeping the peace within a Utopian 28th century Earth. Production is a result of begin buy (16), prior to a July 2017 release.
Rihanna made her major movie debut in 2012’s sci-fi action release Battleship, and he or she has continued to hone her screen skills with roles in James Francos comedy This Is the End, movie musical remake Annie plus the animated family film Home.
The new movie provides as a reunion of sorts for Rihanna and her party pal Cara – celebrities have been friends since 2011, and captured (15), the supermodel revealed the singer had helped to lift her spirits after losing a task in Beach Boys-themed film All Summer Long.
“I was heartbroken,” Cara told The Wall Street Journal Magazine. “With modelling, if someone else gets to be a job, I’m like, ‘Yeah, naturally, there are lots of better models’. But, with acting, you grow this attachment to every one role.”
She considered Stay singer for the little advice and her words of wisdom helped the runway beauty overcome the setback.
“(She laughed and said), ‘Everything happens for the reason’,” Cara recalled. “‘You will likely call me back up in the week or two, and you will say to me, ‘You are right’.”
The 23-year-old Brit has since held it’s place in high demand in Hollywood – the Paper Towns star recently wrapped filming on highly-anticipated comic adaptation Suicide Squad, alongside Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis.