Rihanna is setting her sights on a film career. The "Umbrella" hitmaker will be starring in the upcoming film "Mama Black Widow."
The 20-year-old award-winning singer will play Carol, a troubled and tragic sister in a black household in the 1930s American south. The film is set to start shooting in the fall.
The film, which is based on a novel by Iceberg Slim, will be directed by Darren Grant. Mos Def, Brian J. White, and Kerry Washington are also said to be in the cast lineup.
This is not Rihanna's first movie. She made her acting debut in a cameo role in 2006's "Bring It On: All or Nothing."