Rihanna starts filming “Valerian” in Paris (Updated)
Have you noticed that Rihanna is very quiet all week?
She left Los Angeles on Monday (January 11) and landed in Paris without being noticed to start shooting her next film: Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Director Luc Besson shared one photo on Instagram and wrote:
Rihanna blows me away.
She is a natural born actress….
Thank you RiRi for this wonderful week!
Besson did not tip off what character Rihanna would play, but Dane DeHaan and Rihanna’s friend Cara Delavingne will play Valerian and Laureline in the adaptation of the original story, which centered on a pair of spatio-temporal agents who help defend a utopian 28th century Earth and its neighboring planets from bad guys, with the pair’s adventures rooted in space opera and time travel themes. Clive Owen is also in the cast playing Commander Arün Filitt.
Valerian is Besson’s biggest career gamble: an $180 million-budget 3D interplanetary sci-fi epic that already is slotted for July 21, 2017 release through EuropaCorp’s RED. It’s based on the adventure comic book from writers Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières that Besson loved while growing up in Paris.
It is an adaptation of the iconic French sci-fi graphic novel series from writers Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières that first appeared in 1967.
More photos after the jump.
UPDATE: Rihanna’s friend Leandra shared a photo of Ri with Cara Delevingne.