After making her big-screen acting debut in the 2012 sci-fi film Battleship, Rihanna is taking on a new role. The pop superstar lends her voice to DreamWorks Animation’s film Happy, based on Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday.
RiRi plays the lead character Tip opposite “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons. Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin also lend their voices.
In the film, friendly aliens invade Earth to escape their mortal enemy. When one of their own (Parsons) accidentally reveals their whereabouts, he has to flee with a teenage girl (Rihanna), taking a road trip across a postapocalyptic America. Along the way, he learns what it means to be human.
Rihanna is reportedly working on a concept album based around the film and will perform new songs in the movie.
Home lands in theaters on March 27, 2015.