Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an upcoming film directed by French director Luc Besson and expected to be released on July 21, 2017.
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.
Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin
Director: Tim Johnson
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Release: March 2015
Home is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated science-fiction buddy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on Adam Rex’s 2007 children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday and stars Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Matt Jones. The story takes place on planet Earth, where an alien race called the Boov invade the planet. However, a girl named Tip manages to avoid capture, and goes on the run with Oh, a fugitive Boov.
The film was released in theaters on March 27, 2015. Home was promoted with the release of a four-minute short film titled Almost Home. Besides lending her voice to the film, Rihanna also created a concept album of the same name. The soundtrack includes guest vocals from Jennifer Lopez, among others, was supported by two singles, “Towards the Sun” by Rihanna and “Feel the Light”. Other Rihanna songs included in the soundtrack are “As Real As You And Me” and “Dancing In The Dark”. Home grossed almost $400 million worldwide.
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. HOME will feature the voice talents of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez and will screen in 3D.
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THIS IS THE END
Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Emma Watson, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Hart, Danny McBride, Rihanna
Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Release: June 12, 2013
This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their directorial debut, starring an ensemble cast including Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera and Emma Watson. They play versions of themselves which are to varying degrees fictional, in the aftermath of a global apocalypse. The film was released on June 12, 2013, and was a critical and commercial success. Due to the success of the film, Columbia Pictures had the film re-released on September 6, 2013. Rihanna plays herself in a couple short scenes while attending James Franco’s party.
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano
Director: Peter Berg
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Release: May 18, 2012
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.
BRING IT ON III : ALL OR NOTHING
Starring: Hayden Panettiere, Solange Knowles Smith, and Rihanna as herself.
Director: Steve Rash
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Release: August 08, 2006
When popular Britney Allen (Hayden Panettiere) moves from posh Pacific Vista to working-class Crenshaw Heights, her life goes from cheer-topia to cheer-tastrophe. Britney finds herself at odds with her new classmates, especially head cheerleader Camille (Solange Knowles-Smith). But when she wins a spot on the cheer squad and faces her former team in a cross-town cheer-off to star in music sensation Rihanna’s upcoming video, only one team can “bring it” and earn a place in cheer history!
Rihanna’s “Pon De Replay” and “SOS” are featured: