Rihanna to star as first black lead in 3D animated film

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2014 14:07 IST

R&B star


is all set to star in Home, which will be the first 3D animated film to have a black lead character.

The 26-year-old Diamond singer will voice the character of Tip, a resourceful girl who teams up with a banished alien called Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons) when Earth is taken over by an alien race, reported Metro online.

The film is based on Adam Rex's children's book The True Meaning of Smekday.

Home will be the first 3D animation to have a black girl as the hero. It is also Dreamworks' third female protagonist, the others being Monsters vs Aliens and The Croods.

Tim Johnson will direct the animation, which as been described as a post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy.

Jennifer Lopez will voice Tip's mother and Steve Martin will be the voice of Boov leader Captain Smek.

It is scheduled for release on November 26.

Rihanna will reportedly be lending her vocal talents musically as well, creating a concept album featuring original songs from the film.

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