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Rihanna & Adam Driver Set to Star in Film Acquired by Amazon

AP/Evan Agostini/Jordan Strauss
AP/ Evan Agostini/ Jordan Strauss

This will be director Leos Carax's first English film.

Rihanna and Adam Driver will star in a new drama just acquired for distribution rights by Amazon, Varietyreports. The film, not yet titled, is to be directed by Leos Carax, the French filmmaker known previously for Holy Motors. This movie will be his first in English.

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The movie was reportedly also set to star Rooney Mara, who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Carax now is searching for a replacement leading lady.

Driver is about to finish his final season of Girls, just starred in the acclaimed Patterson and will reprise his role of Kylo Ren in December in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rihanna, meanwhile, is appearing in this year's sci-fi thriller Valerian, next year's Ocean's Eight and on the final season of Bates Motel.

Amazon Studios is responsible for three Oscars this year for Manchester by the Sea, and has also added to its upcoming slate films like The Big Sick, The Only Living Boy in New York and Wonderstruck.

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