London: R&B star Rihanna is all set to star in 'Home', which will be the first 3D animated film to have a black lead character.
Rihanna. Pic/Santa Banta
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.