Jennifer Lopez to Play Rihanna's Mother in New Film

Jennifer Lopez as Rihanna on SNL

Jennifer Lopez as Rihanna on SNL

Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez have been voice-cast in DreamWorks Animation’s Home, an animated alien-invasion buddy comedy set for a November 2014 release.

They join the previously announced Jim Parsons and Rihanna for the film based on the book “The True Meaning of Smekday,” the children’s book by Adam Rex that was first published in 2011.

Martin will voice Captain Smek, leader of the overly optimistic alien race known as the Boov, who take over Earth and begin to relocate the human race — convinced they’re doing them a big favor.

Rihanna will voice a resourceful girl who avoids capture and unwittingly becomes the accomplice of a banished Boov (Parsons). Lopez will play the girl’s mother.

Tim Johnson (“Over the Hedge,” “Antz”) is directing from a screenplay by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember. Chris Jenkins and Suzanne Buirgy are producing; DreamWorks Animation development head Gregg Taylor will oversee for the studio.

Will you be watching? It sounds like a cute film to us!

[The Wrap]

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