Friday, June 22, 2012

Rihanna to star in new animated film

Fresh off her acting debut in “Battleship,” Rihanna has been selected to star in an upcoming animated film for DreamWorks.

Billboard reports Rihanna and "Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons will play the lead voices in "Happy Smekday!," a DreamWorks Animation adaptation of the award-winning book "The True Meaning of Smekday" by Adam Rex.

This will be the voice acting debut for Rihanna.

In "Smekday!," a friendly alien race invades Earth and uses it as a hideout from their mortal enemy. When one lowly alien accidentally notifies the enemies of his whereabouts, he is forced to go on the run with a teenage girl, embarking on a comical road trip across a postapocalyptic America and learning what it really means to be human.

Tim Johnson, who co-directed "Antz" and "Over The Hedge," will direct "Smekday!," which the studio hopes to release during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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