Rihanna to Star as Smurfette in Future ‘Smurfs’ Film

Rihanna has confirmed that she shall be voicing Smurfette in an upcoming animated Smurfs film for Paramount.

Paramount and Rihanna confirmed the information on Thursday (April 27) at CinemaCon, the place the singer made a shock look. Rihanna additionally revealed that apart from voicing Smurfette, she may also be writing and recording unique music for the movie.

Rihanna may also function a producer on the movie, which is about to reach in cinemas on Valentine’s Day in 2025. Paramount’s upcoming Smurfs movie has but to obtain a title.

Additional data on the movie’s solid and plot stays unknown at the moment. Chris Miller (Shrek, Puss In Boots) will helm the movie with Matt Landon supporting as a co-director.

The movie will mark Rihanna’s newest movie credit score since Donald Glover’s Guava Island (2019) and 2018’s Ocean’s 8. She has additionally starred in Battleship, This Is The Finish, Residence and Valerian and the Metropolis of a Thousand Crops.

Rihanna most just lately carried out for the Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present in February, which was additionally her first stay efficiency in 5 years. The career-spanning efficiency noticed her play hits comparable to ‘Bitch Higher Have My Cash’, ‘The place Have You Been’, ‘Impolite Boy’, ‘Work’, ‘All Of The Lights’, ‘Run This City’, ‘Umbrella’ and ‘Diamonds’.

The efficiency averaged 118.7million viewers, making it the second most-watched Tremendous Bowl halftime present of all time, behind Katy Perry‘s 2015 efficiency – which nonetheless holds the document at a median of 121million.

Following the efficiency, Rihanna mentioned in an interview that she expects to launch her long-awaited ninth album this 12 months. “I need it to be this 12 months,” she mentioned. “Like, actually, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this 12 months. However I simply wish to have enjoyable. I simply wish to make music and make movies.” The pop icon final launched an album in 2016 with ‘Anti’, however has constantly promised followers since that new music is on the best way.