Rihanna to Play “a little blue badass” in The Smurfs Movie

Rihanna made a surprise appearance at Paramount Pictures’CinemaCon and dropped a big announcement: she’s set to play “a little blue badass” in the upcoming The Smurfs Movie.

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Rihanna joins Par and Nickelodeon’s animated feature, which is set to be a musical as the voice of Smurfette. Rihanna will also create original music for the film, adding to the excitement of this already highly anticipated movie.

The Smurfs, created by Belgian comics artist Peyo, are small blue humanoid creatures who live in an enchanted forest and often find themselves defending their territory from the villainous Gargamel. Initially, all the Smurfs were male characters, until the introduction of Smurfette, created by Gargamel to infiltrate the tribe and cause trouble from within. Despite her origins, Smurfette became a valuable member of the community and a fan favorite. With Rihanna set to voice the character, fans can expect a unique and captivating take on the iconic character.

The last Smurfs movie to hit theaters was 2017’s Smurfs: The Lost Village, which focused on Smurfette and her importance to the community. At the time, Demi Lovato provided the character’s voice. With Rihanna now on board, it’s an exciting time for fans of the franchise.

Aside from voicing Smurfette and creating music for the film, Rihanna is also one of the producers, along with Ryan Harris, Laurence “Jay” Brown, and Tyran “Ty-Ty” Smith. The film is being written by Pam Brady, known for her work on Team America: World Police, and directed by Chris Miller, who has previously directed Shrek The Third and Puss in Boots.

The upcoming Smurfs movie is scheduled for release on February 14, 2025, and is sure to delight fans of all ages. The addition of Rihanna to the cast and crew only adds to the anticipation surrounding this musical adventure.

The Smurfs have a long and storied history in TV and film. The franchise first came to life in 1958 with the publication of the comic book, “Johan and Pirlouit,” which featured the first appearance of the Smurfs. In 1981, the characters were given their own TV series, which ran for nine seasons and became a worldwide phenomenon. In the early 2010s, the Smurfs were brought to the big screen in two live-action/animated hybrid movies, which featured the voice talents of Neil Patrick Harris and Katy Perry, among others. Now, with this latest installment in the franchise, the Smurfs are set to once again capture the hearts of audiences around the world.



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