Singer Rihanna is stepping up her acting skills by portraying Marion Crane in the final season of the hit A&E tv show, Bates Motel. The show is based on the 1960 horror movie Psycho. The Bajan diva announced the news at Comic Con.
Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin were excited to share the news with fans. Previously, she appeared in the movies, Battleship & Home and even had her own competition show on Bravo called Styled To Rock.
Here is what the executives told USA Today:
“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way, we also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.”
The show will start filming in Vancovuer in the fall and will premiere in 2017. Currently, she is prepping for her new movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets alongside Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, and Dane DeHaan.