Rihanna Lands Major Role In ‘Valérian’ Movie

Published: Wednesday 28th Oct 2015 by Sam

Confusion encases Rihanna‘s eighth studio album, but the star is shrugging off the funk and pressing on.

In recent times, brand endorsements have kept her visible in ways that her music hasn’t and she’s now revisiting the movie arena to further keep her spotlight scorching.

Details on the Bajan sensation’s new film role below…

Director Luc Besson took to Instagram moments to announce that the 27-year-old has signed on to star in his latest flick – ‘Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets.’

The noted French filmmaker was sure to tout that the model has a major role in the production, which hits theaters in 2017.

RIHANNA is in VALERIAN!!!!! ….and she has a big part!! I’m Sooo excited!!!????

A photo posted by @lucbesson on

What’s it all about? The Sci-Fi flick follows time-traveling agent Valerian, who is sent to investigate a galactic empire, along with his partner Laureline. Actor Clive Owen and Cara Delevingne are set to star.


‘Valérian’ isn’t Rihanna’s first foray into the big screen arena. She’s has a somewhat patchy run; for example, while 2012’s ‘Battleship’ sunk like a brick at sea, this year year’s ‘Home’ fared better (making $386 million globally on a $135 million budget).

It’ll be interesting to see which of the success narratives ‘Valérian’ will take on.

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  1. DEL BEY October 28, 2015

    Rihanna, Beyoncé, Janet, Nicki, Mariah > Repeat. Bored

    • Lambily October 28, 2015

      Update your blog.

      • DEL BEY October 28, 2015

        B**** where you been? I been posting slit

  2. #JACKIE October 28, 2015

    Still no release date LMAO!!

    • Dev October 28, 2015

      Is #Jack-off silver yet?


      • Barb-wire October 28, 2015

        Will it ever? Go silver that is..

      • #JACKIE October 28, 2015

        B**** Ciara has two platinum albums and a Grammy, a feat that Nicki has yet to accomplish so I’d shut the f*** up if I were you ugly ass a**.

    • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB October 28, 2015

      Tell me when Ciara can book a stage. It’s sad Nicki has more vocal ability than the “vocalist”. Kiiiii

      • #JACKIE October 28, 2015

        NOTTTTT a Lil Küm stan coming for anybody!!!!
        When will Lil Kim Li Wong the Chinese t***** release an album or book a stage outside of hole in the wall drag queen clubs in the Bronx?

  3. Barb-wire October 28, 2015

    Yes Riri!!! You better dust that award shelf Sis, here comes another Razzie.

    • Girl bye October 28, 2015

      Kii it’s a pity Nicki can’t add a Grammy to her award shelf or hang a new platinum album plaque on her wall

      • #JACKIE October 28, 2015


      • Taylor Tori Azalea October 28, 2015


      • Barb-wire October 28, 2015

        *Sigh* another random troll… You better move on hun, I do not feed trolls.

      • shakira stan October 28, 2015


      • What now October 28, 2015


  4. Taylor Tori Azalea October 28, 2015


  5. Lover of music October 28, 2015

    All of these does nothing for me so I dont care…Where is the music?? Girl pls release that album, Fu©k the charts,who cares if it flops? Let the music speak for itself.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 28, 2015

      Her music is coming soon hence the VS fashion show. Stay patient! She’s planning something epic, because she’s al too calm recently especially when discussing her music.

  6. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 28, 2015

    I LOVE my Rih and I’m gonna support her success and future endeavors no matter what, but some of us need to STOP PRETENDING that a certain RELEVANT AND POPULAR artist doesn’t have a debut album that sold 3 million and is probably scanned at 4 million by now. Let’s not play get like that.

    • #JACKIE October 28, 2015

      Sipping my tea sis

      • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 28, 2015

        Indeed! Sip some for me too because I REFUSE to have them discredit her like that. And then in the same breath, go and twerk it up to “Oh”. I’m not having it today.

  7. DIABETES UNBOTHERED October 28, 2015

    YAWNS… don’t nobody wanna watch no scifi films. Rih nabbing a 15 minute cameo in battleship & voicing an anomated character. Hardly impressed. #WheredatAlbumatdoe?

  8. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 28, 2015

    I’m not sure if she can act, nor do I know anything about this director. Therefore, I don’t know how I feel about this project. However, I’m happy to see that she’s continuing to craft her artistry and book jobs.

    • blue October 28, 2015

      if im not mistaken he directed Lucy, so he is good.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 28, 2015

        Lucy was straight garbage! Go check out its numbers on Rotten Tomatoes. That was seriously one of the WORST movies I have ever seen. You now have me worried. Rih better get dress ready for the Razzies then..

      • blue October 28, 2015

        i loved lucy…

  9. DIABETES UNBOTHERED October 28, 2015

    Rih wants to be like bey so bad. Bey played a rapper, femme fatale sidekick, international singer or lead singer 3 times, a druged out prostitute and a wife & mother and lastly a Queen. While rihgoat played a man in battleship an extra in that armagetton movie & a poor blk kid in home & now this garbage. #flop

  10. BeyRihLiyah October 28, 2015

    Well atleast shes keeping busy and continuing to build her brand but just release the album if it flops then it flops every artist has atleast 1 album that the masses/gp payed dust

  11. Rihboy October 28, 2015

    Sounds like a great movie! Not surprised at all! Her branding has been more than just her music for years now. Her album will drop and it will be epic. Furthermore I’m not understanding why any Ciara fan or Nicki fan for that matter has anything negative to say. Neither of your faves have had lead roles or better yet have received any kind of commendable certification musically recently. The barbs are clinging to that tired tidal routine, and the c errorettes are clinging to that failed halloween extravaganza in which it became strictly about beyonces terrible rendition of storm. Kii!

  12. blue October 28, 2015

    you make no sense…how does she want to be like bey when she doesnt take the same roles as bey? Or saying bey was the first singer to do acting? Or are you talking about the fact that with only two films rih is at 700mil at the box office soon to be 1bil with this one?

  13. What now October 28, 2015

    She’s continuing 2 build her brand and making her coin. Geez I just love her.

  14. jamon October 28, 2015

    Is it possible for you to mention Rihanna without bringing up her Album, that you obviously know nothing about. All you’re spitting is slander. I won’t believe anything until it comes from her mouth. There’s no rush, considering she released more albums then any other female this decade. All you do is throw shade at Artist you dont like. You always mentiin Ciaras accomplishments, however you don’t bring up her last album sales. No shade to Ciara. Congrats on both of them for staying busy this year.

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