02/25/2014 05:40 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2014

Rihanna's Next Project Is A Concept Album For 'Home'


Here's something that's real: Rihanna's next project is a concept album for "Home," the DreamWorks Animation movie that also features Rihanna's voice in a key role. The news was announced by DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg and first reported by Variety's Marc Graser.

"Home," which is based on "The True Meaning of Smekday" by Adam Rex, is set for release on Nov. 26, one day before Thanksgiving (and the same calendar position that "Frozen" occupied in 2013). Rihanna voices the lead character in "Home," Gratuity "Tip" Tucci, with Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons among the supporting cast. The Amazon synopsis of "Smekday" is below:

When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens-called Boov-abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it "Smekland" (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod?

In any case, Gratuity's story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity's mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.

Rihanna's last album, 2012's "Unapologetic," featured the hit songs "Stay," "Diamonds," "Pour It Out" and "Right Now." For more, head to Variety.



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