Since attending Battleship press, Rihanna has been very vocal about taking a break from her hectic music schedule to take more film roles. It looks like Rihanna got her wish, and recently scored a role alongside The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons.
The Hollywood Reporter exclusively announced the news that Jim Parsons and Pop singer Rihanna will star in a DreamWorks film called Happy Smekday!, an animated film about an alien race that invades Earth and uses the planet to hideout from their number one enemy.
The film will be Rihanna’s first animated film, which is actually an adaptation of Adam Rex’s book titled “The True Meaning of Smekday.” In the director’s chair is Tim Johnson a man who’s no stranger to the animation world. In the past he’s co-directed DreamWorks Animation’s popular hits such as Antz and Over the Hedge. This project starring Rihanna and Parsons will be his first time going solo.
Smekday! was described as a magical film that makes an alien invasion sound friendly, which sees the aliens using Earth as their ultimate hideout place from their enemy. Of course, one naive alien notifies his whereabouts to their enemy. Because of that he is then cast out and forced to run from the scene with a teenage girl. Their on the run journey takes them on what’s said to be a comical road-trip across a post-apocalyptic backdrop. Together they learn about each others differences and common bond.
The animated film is slated to be released during the fourth quarter in 2014.