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Rihanna to play villain in The Fast And The Furious sequel

ANI  London, May 01, 2012
First Published: 14:39 IST(30/4/2012) | Last Updated: 18:38 IST(1/5/2012)

Rihanna has bagged a negative role in the latest instalment of The Fast And The Furious franchise. The singer will be driving supercars with the likes of Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, in the sixth chapter of the petrolhead movies.

“Rihanna impressed with her acting debut in Battleship. Writers think she’ll be perfect for the role. Her character has plenty of bite and doesn’t take any prisoners — just like her in real life,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.

Rihanna in Battleship

“It’s a step up the ladder for her and could lead to bigger action roles,” the source added.

The movie will be set in London and shooting is expected to start as early as next month.

Rihanna will also be heading to Essex for the first time as racing scenes will be shot in Southend when London is out of bounds to filmmakers during the Olympics.

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