Rihanna and Adam Driver will star in Annette, a new music drama from French director Leos Carax, Variety reports. The Los Angeles art-rock duo Sparks wrote the screenplay and new music for the film.
Amazon Studios purchased the rights to the film, which is a “music drama” about a stand-up comedian who must raise his two year old daughter after the child’s mother passes away. It is unclear how large Rihanna’s role will be. The already-sad storyline seems like more potential Oscar material for Amazon, which recently won Academy Awards for Manchester By The Sea and The Salesman.
Annette marks Rihanna’s latest acting role. The pop star recently kicked off a run on Bates Motel – A&E’s contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho – as the doomed Marion Crane (originally portrayed by Janet Leigh). Rihanna has several more upcoming projects, including Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Ocean’s Eight.
Source: Rolling Stone