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Rihanna is set to star in Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and today we get a first look at the singer in the movie. The film is based on the classic graphic novel and takes place in the 28th century when humanity discovered time travel and co-stars Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen and super model Cara Delevingne. The teaser trailer for the $180 million flick is set to debut tomorrow.

Director Luc Besson who also directed The Fifth Element and Lucy explains Rihanna’s casting below:

“Rihanna was my first wish. First, because of her voice and the way she smiles and looks and how she expresses herself. Second, because you know she won’t be intimidated on the set. She plays stadiums with 100,000 people. You know that girl isn’t shy about the camera and the crew and all this.

She was very direct with me, ‘Luc, I want to learn, I want to work. Just let me do it.’ And I must say that she was a great partner and did everything I asked, And believe me — I asked too much.”

Valerian hits theaters on July 21st.

Rihanna stars in Luc Besson's " Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets". Photo credit: Daniel Smith © 2016 VALERIAN SAS – TF1 FILMS PRODUCTION

Rihanna stars in Luc Besson’s ” Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”.
Photo credit: Daniel Smith
© 2016 VALERIAN SAS – TF1 FILMS PRODUCTION

Source: EW

UPDATE: The official teaser trailer is out, check it out below.

Watch: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Teaser Trailer)


Check out Rihanna at the 1:18 mark.

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