EXCLUSIVE: RIHANNA WANTED FOR ‘BLUES BROTHERS’ REBOOTMarch 24, 2017
By Jon Boon
Rihanna is poised to go on a mission from God!
The “Work” singer, who just wowed audiences with a saucy sex scene on A&E hit show Bates Motel, is wanted by movie bosses to star in an all-female reboot of the classic 80s movie, The Blues Brothers.
Dan Aykroyd, who co-wrote the original comedy/musical, is planning an all-new take, spurred on by the success of the Ghostbusters remake tentatively titled Soul Sisters and movie executives believe RiRi is just the ticket to lead the film.
The Canadian former SNL star also has Jennifer Hudson in his sights, but believes Rihanna is just the right fiery performer that can make the film a sure-fire hit, and could even provide original material for the movie.
If asked, Dish Nation has EXCLUSIVELY learned that Rihanna would jump at the opportunity because she wants to act in more movies.
“RiRi is top of the list for female leads by Dan and movie producers in an all-girl Blues Brothers reboot,” a source revealed.
And they also have an Oscar winner in mind for Rihanna’s sidekick.
“Dan believes she’s the right personality to drive the project forward, given she’s one of today’s top performers and would have no problem singing original blues and soul song covers,” the source added. “Better still, given she’s a great recording artist, there would also be a possibility that Rihanna could add her own songs to the soundtrack and make it a real musical extravaganza with the cream of today’s talent making cameos. Jennifer Hudson is also mooted by movie bosses as someone who could star alongside RiRi, and the pair of them could be the perfect double-act to rival Jake and Elwood Blues. RiRi is definitely keen on the idea of expanding her acting – a big project showcasing her voice and acting would take her career to new heights.”
The original Blues Brothers movie came from an SNL sketch featuring Aykroyd and the late John Belushi in the 1970s. It spawned a hit film, directed by John Landis. A sequel was made in 1998 with John Goodman.
The protagonists were on a mission from God, getting their band back together to save the Catholic home where they were raised by nuns.
In 2015 Aykroyd confirmed that he was developing a sequel and the focus would be on Elwood helping find a new generation to lead the blues across the States.
Aykroyd is also involved in a cartoon series about the group touring the land landing in trouble on their way.