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Rihanna May Play Space Alien in Luc Besson’s Epic ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne star in the big-budget movie, which hits theaters in July 2017

Grammy-winning singer and “Battleship” star Rihanna has joined the cast of Luc Besson‘s space opera “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” the director announced Wednesday on Instagram.

Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen star in the big-budget movie, in which Rihanna will have a “big part,” according to Besson.

The film involves space aliens and it’s possible that the singer could be playing a character along the lines of Maiwenn Le Besco’s blue woman from Besson’s previous space odyssey, “The Fifth Element.”

Based on the graphic novel from Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres, “Valerian” is set in the 28th century and follows a time-travelingĀ agent (DeHaan) and his female counterpart (Delevingne). The story hasĀ sold over 10 million copies in 21 languages.

“Valerian” will start production next year in France and hit theaters on July 21, 2017 — when it’s slated to take on Christopher Nolan‘s next movie at the box office.

Besson is the French filmmaker best known for directing “The Professional” and “Lucy,” as well as producing the “Taken” franchise.

RIHANNA is in VALERIAN!!!!! ….and she has a big part!! I’m Sooo excited!!!????

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