Better get your umbrellas, Rihanna is slated to play the famous role from Pyscho when the scene hits on Bates Motel! The producers announced it Friday at Comic-Com that the R&B guru will play the role of Marion Crane (you know, the one who gets slashed in the shower), made famous by Janet Leigh.
The character from the original Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock will appear in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel.
“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. 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,” executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Erin said.
Rihanna announced, “Let me tell you what the bad bitch is about to do: I’m about to check into the Bates Motel very soon and guess what else? Guess who’s playing Marion.” Marion’s death is known and remembered as one of the most terrifying movie deaths in history and the first of its kind.
After reading a vanity fair story about how Rihanna was a fan of the show, producers reached out.
The fifth season of Bates Motel will air in 2017.
Rihanna has joined the soundtrack of Star Trek Beyond, and will also have a role in Luc Besson’s space epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
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