Rihanna Has Started Her Reign Over the Big Screen

Image via Rap-Up
Image via Rap-Up

By: William Lawson

Riri is heading back to the big screen!

Rihanna will be starring in her first ever sci-fi film set to hit theaters in summer 2017. The film is called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and is based on the Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres’ graphic novel and takes place in the 28th century when humanity discovered time travel, according to Rap-Up.

The director of the film, Luc Besson, made the announcement via Instagram: “RIHANNA is in VALERIAN!!!!! ….and she has a big part!! I’m Sooo excited!!!”

Image via Instagram (@lucbesson)
Image via Instagram (@lucbesson)

Variety reported that she joins a cast that includes Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, and Clive Owen. Filming begins in January of 2016 in France.

Riri had a small role in Battleship back in 2012 and voiced the main character in the animated blockbuster movie Home, for which she also contributed songs to the soundtrack.

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William Lawson

William is a 21 year old lover of all things entertainment; whether that be music, film, or television. He was born and raised in Detroit, MI where he graduated from Cass Technical High School in 2012. Now he is living in Malibu, CA attending Pepperdine University and majoring in Psychology. William began blogging via his website willoffortune.tumblr.com while he was in high school and with his love of the entertainment industry, he is now ready to partner with the Social B to share his love of television, film, and music with the world!

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