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Rihanna to star with Adam Driver in musical drama


Getty Images via ABCRihanna has been upping her screen cred of late — with forthcoming performances in high-profile movies like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Ocean’s Eight, and a turn in A&E’s Bates Motel. Now comes word that that Rihanna will star with Star Wars actor Adam Driver in a new music drama.

Variety reports that Rihanna has replaced actress Rooney Mara in the film Annette. According to the industry trade mag the move is “music-filled” with a script and songs written by brother Ron and Russel Mael, co-founders of the ’70s rock band Sparks.

Amazon Studios just acquired North American distribution rights, according to the magazine. The movie will be the English-language debut of director Leos Carax. Shooting is expected to begin this spring.

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