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Watch Rihanna As An "Alien Stripper" In This Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Sci-Fi Film

"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" will hit theaters next summer.

Next year, Rihanna will be gracing us all with her presence on the big screen. The singer landed a role in the upcoming sci-fi epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and a year after the news was first announced, fans are getting their first sneak peek at Riri in character.

The film centers around Valerian and Laureline, a pair of intergalactic special agents, and according to Cinema Blend, Rihanna portrays an "alien stripper." Entertainment Weekly shared the first look at Rih in character earlier this week, and though it's a short clip, it's more than enough to get fans excited to see Rih rock this part.


Director Luc Besson says he wanted Rih for the role from the very beginning.

"Rihanna was my first wish," he told EW. "First, because of her voice and the way she smiles and looks and how she expresses herself. Second, because you know she won't be intimidated on the set. She plays stadiums with 100,000 people. You know that girl isn't shy about the camera and the crew and all this."

Valerian hits theaters next summer on July 21. Check out the trailer - and a glimpse of Rihanna in character - below.

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