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Rihanna to play iconic role in Psycho prequel

Rihanna’s love of artistic violence is no secret to us all. The “Kiss it better” singer has torn off tongues, blown multiple brains out and sliced off limbs – all in the name of the perfect entertaining music video for her dying fans. Well, as if all that wasn’t enough, she’s announced her involvement in one of the most brutal horror projects of all time. Our fave Bajan beauty will be playing Marion Crane in the final season of Bates Motel.

Image via Rihanna (Twitter)
Image via Rihanna (Twitter)

According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Rihanna will be taking on the iconic role of Marion Crane in A&E’s Bates Motel, the serialised prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1960 film, Psycho. The role – which was initially made famous by Janet Leigh and we all do remember that awesome shower scene, well this will reportedly be revived by Rihanna for the show’s final season.

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said in a statement. “We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.”

Rihanna will be taking on the role in season five of the show, which will apparently be broadcast at the beginning of 2017. The episodes will cover the events of the original film, while also tying in some of its own original material.

“Season five is about the ways in which our show does and more specifically does not intersect with the events of Psycho,” Cuse said after season four’s finale. “It will cross paths with some of the events in the movie and lead to an ultimate resolution. What that resolution is and how that plays out is something that will be not disconnected to the movie Psycho but will be very much our own story in the same way the entire series has been.”

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