Rihanna and Adam Driver will star in a new drama just acquired for distribution rights by Amazon, Variety reports. 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.
The film 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 such as “The Big Sick,” “The Only Living Boy in New York,” and “Wonderstruck.”