Rihanna, the chart-topping singer-songwriter, recently took the stage at CinemaCon to announce her involvement in the upcoming live-action hybrid film, "The Smurf Movie." The "Work" singer will be playing the role of Smurfette in the film and will also be producing, writing and recording original songs for the soundtrack.
Rihanna on stage CinemaCon 2023
The announcement was made at the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners in Las Vegas, where Rihanna shared the stage with Paramount Animation head Ramsey Naito. According to Variety, Naito revealed that the film will explore themes of identity and ask the central question, "What is a Smurf?"
The film is being produced by Paramount Animation and will be a live-action hybrid like the previous Smurfs films. The involvement of a high-profile celebrity like Rihanna is expected to generate buzz and excitement among fans of the franchise.
Rihanna's announcement has already generated a lot of buzz online, with fans expressing their excitement about her involvement in the project. The combination of her star power and the popularity of the Smurfs franchise is expected to make the film a box office success.
As a multi-talented artist, Rihanna's involvement in the film as a producer, writer, and singer is sure to add a unique touch to the soundtrack. Fans can expect original songs that showcase her musical prowess and elevate the film to new heights.