Rihanna was rumored to be weighing her next Hollywood move, and now we know: the Bajan beauty will provide the voice for a DreamWorks Animation feature called Home. Based on The True Meaning of Smekday, the 2007 children’s book by Adam Rex, Home will also feature Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin, and is set for release November 26. Rihanna portrays the lead character Tip, an enterprising young girl of the future.
The synopsis describes Home (a “post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy”) as follows:
“When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while the Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car.”
For now, enjoy Almost Home, the four-minute prequel which premiered last month as an intro to Mr. Peabody & Sherman.