Rihanna to Star in New Music Drama 'Annette'

  • Rihanna to Star in New Music Drama 'Annette'

Rihanna to Star in New Music Drama 'Annette'

Rooney Mara had committed to the project but dropped out over scheduling conflicts, so Annette is still searching for its leading lady. What role will Rihanna and Adam Driver play?

Rihanna has since lent her voice to animated movie Home as well as starring in hit TV show Bates Motel.

Rihanna has signed on to join Adam Driver and the cast of upcoming music-drama, Annette. According to Variety, the film follows the life of a stand up comedian who's left to bring up his two year old daughter with a surprising gift after his wife dies.

Annette also marks Carax's English-language debut after rising to prominence as a cult auteur on the global scene with films like Pola X, Boy Meets Girl, The Lovers on the Bridge, and a segment in the 2008 anthology Tokyo! Rihanna is expected to have a singing role in the film, which will be an English-language musical based on the '70s art-pop glam band, Sparks.

Shooting on the film will begin this spring in a variety of locations, including Los Angeles. On Wednesday came word that it has picked up domestic distribution rights to "Annette", a new film from avant-garde French filmmaker Leos Carax. We'll be sure to keep y'all updated once we get more deets. Amazon, meanwhile, has been confirmed as the distributor for what's likely, given Carax's track record, to be a very unconventional film.