"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. It's a step up the ladder for her and could lead to bigger action roles," thesun.co.uk quoted a source as saying.
The singer will drive supercars with the likes of Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, as the series continues its world tour of exotic locations.
The movie is set in London, with filming expected to start as early as next month. The singer will also be heading to Essex for the first time as racing scenes will be shot in Southend.