Rihanna to Voice Smurfette in Upcoming Smurfs Movie

Rihanna has confirmed that she will likely 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 can even be writing and recording unique music for the movie.

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

Additional info on the movie’s solid and plot stays unknown right now. 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, Dwelling and Valerian and the Metropolis of a Thousand Crops.

Rihanna most not too long ago carried out for the Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present in February, which was additionally her first reside 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 report at a mean of 121million.

Following the efficiency, Rihanna stated in an interview that she expects to launch her long-awaited ninth album this yr. “I need it to be this yr,” she stated. “Like, truthfully, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this yr. 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 repeatedly promised followers since that new music is on the best way.