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Rihanna will play a bar dancer in new sci-fi film "Valerian"

Is this code for "space stripper"?


Now that she's revealed herself as a Trekkie, Rihanna is going a step further in sharing her love for sci-fi. The singer will play a dancer at a space bar in the upcoming film, Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets.

Directed by Luc Besson, the sci-fi film stars Ethan Hawke (who runs the aforementioned alien-frequented drinking hole), and Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan (as interstellar special agents).

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According to Vulture, when Hawke asks DeHaan what kind of girl he’'s in the mood for, the character says, "Retro," and out comes a bowler hat-wearing, chair-straddling, private show-performer: our Bad Gal Riri.

You can briefly peep her in this teaser (:03-:08), though she isn't seen talking to the camera. However, supermodel Delevingne plays coy about the singer's role and only reveals: "She's phenomenal. It's gonna be really great."

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Besson, who also directed The Fifth Element and Lucy, praised Rihanna when discussing his reasoning for casting her, too:

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