Rihanna has been tapped for Janet Leigh’s legendary role.
The Norman Bates origin story drama Bates Motel will finally sync up with Psycho in its fifth and final season, according a dispatch from Comic-Con. Rihanna has been tapped to join the cast as Marion Crane, the character famously played by Janet Leigh, whose murder in a Bates Motel shower is one of the most revered Alfred Hitchcock moments of all time.
This is Rihanna’s largest acting role to-date. She previously starred in Battleship and as the lead voice role in the animated feature Home and also appeared in Seth Rogen’s This Is the End and the Annie remake. Rihanna has a role in Luc Besson’s sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, as well, which is slated for release in July 2017.
Watch Janet Leigh in the original Psycho and Rihanna’s announcement below.
— Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) July 22, 2016