Rihanna To Star In ‘Happy Smekday’, A DreamWorks Animated Film

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It’s official! Rihanna has just signed on to star in DreamWorks‘ forthcoming movie, Happy Smekday!

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Jim Parsons (Harvey on Broadway and The Big Bang Theory) and international superstar Rihanna (Battleship) will star in the leading roles in Happy Smekday!, a feature film based on the critically acclaimed book “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex. The studio plans to release Happy Smekday! during the fourth quarter of 2014. Tim Johnson (Over the Hedge, Antz) will serve as the film’s director.

“Adam’s hilarious book is the perfect recipe for a compelling animated feature and we are ecstatic that Jim Parsons and Rihanna will contribute their immense talents to the production,” said Bill Damaschke, DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Creative Officer. “We’re also thrilled that Tim Johnson is back to direct another DreamWorks Animation feature film and show the world just how fun an alien invasion can be!”

Can’t wait to see what Rihanna brings to the table…