Rihanna is coming back to the big screen in a new Luc Besson French sci-fi film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. None of the other cast members have spoken on RiRi’s role but Cinema Blend has described her character as an “alien stripper.” Besson is best known for his confirmed classics like The Fifth Element and Lucy. He recently tweeted how he felt about Rihanna in his new film.
— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) July 21, 2016
Some of RiRi’s cast mates include Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen, John Goodman, and Kris Wu. DeHaan and Delevingne were interviewed about the movie but kept their lips sealed when asked about Rihanna. However, according to Cinema Blend, the footage teased at Comic Con involved dancing, chairs, and a reliably great Ethan Hawke.
“The club owner, played by Ethan Hawke in a garish and colorful suit, is telling a patron that he has a great show lined up,” the publication wrote. “There’s a dancer. She’s out of this world. The dancer, facing a light to create only a silhouette, walks across the stage. She’s all legs, until she puts down a chair. She straddles the chair, turns to face the camera… and we see that she’s played by Rihanna!”
In addition to her upcoming film role, the singer is currently on her Anti tour and recently dedicated a recent performance to the victims of the tragedy in Nice, France.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will hit theaters July 21, 2017. Until then, you can view some behind the scene’s footage below.
Cara and Dane talks about Rihanna @ 'Valerian'. pic.twitter.com/QMOrU7RDvm
— Ronny Erickson (@RonnyErickson) July 21, 2016
— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) June 3, 2016