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Rihanna Considered for 'The Last Dragon' Role

December 24, 2008 07:51:03 GMT

Rapper RZA reveals that he is trying to get 'Disturbia' songstress Rihanna to star in the remake of '80s martial art film, 'The Last Dragon'.


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Rihanna could end up sharing screen with Samuel L. Jackson in "The Last Dragon". In an interview with MTV News, Wu-Tang Clan kingpin, RZA, confesses that though several female artists were being looked at for video show host/singer Laura Charles, he tends to choose the 20-year-old to fill in the part in the remake project.

"That's the one I'm rooting for," the rapper who serves as the remake movie's producer said of Rihanna's potential casting. He further explained that everyone involved in the project is leaning towards having an artist to portray the character once made famous by Prince protege, Vanity. "We're keeping that same concept of the girl being in the music business," so he claimed.

Famed for her music, Rihanna has made her debut in feature film with a cameo role in "Bring It On: All or Nothing". Back in mid-2008, the Grammy Award recipient has been rumored to land a role opposite Mos Def in "Mama Black Widow". However, when she was approached in relation to the speculation, she was quick to deny it, stating, "No, that's a rumor. I don't know how people came up with that."

The original "The Last Dragon" movie is a 1985 martial arts film from director Michael Schultz. Following the story of a black teenage martial arts student, Leroy Green, in his quest to achieve the highest level of martial arts accomplishment and be the Last Dragon, the movie stars Taimak, Vanity, Julius Carry, Christopher Murney, and Faith Prince.

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posted by ....cameo on Dec 12, 2010
rihanna haters are so pathetic why look up on this if you really hate her if you hate her you should not care bout her but whats all this comments? yeah your making her more famous hahaha
posted by steve on May 26, 2009
angelina jolie would be good
posted by jack on May 26, 2009
why dont they hire alysia rogers
posted by scott on May 26, 2009
all i can say about rihanna is BOOOOOOOOOO!
posted by vic on May 26, 2009
Rihanna sucks she should go in playboy not acting
posted by rara on May 26, 2009
man if they get rihanna to play in this what is this some kind of joke lol 1 she cant sing, 2 she cant act why dont people hire people who know how to sing or act
posted by 2cool on May 26, 2009
why dont they have a female wwe wrestler play laura charles not rihanna what was wu tang clan thinking ?
posted by pablo on May 26, 2009
rihanna sucks! bring back taimak! without taimak there is no last dragon!
posted by Brucelee on Mar 08, 2009
I always liked the last dragon.Rihanna is sexy(get rid of the women beater Rihanna)Taimak should be in the movie.
posted by beauxmoo on Mar 03, 2009
bruce leroy= Lateef Crowder if you do not believe me watch Tom yum goong(the protecter)
posted by marks202@aol.com on Feb 24, 2009
Lets look at the next generation. Sho Nuff and Eddie Arcadia has been in jail long enough to have created some evil plots to get back at Leroy. Sho Nuffs in prison whipping up on everyone who thinks they're tough and Eddie's money has grown. He's now richer than ever before. Mean while Leroy has continued in the way of the peaceful warrior we all know and loved, with a few new discoveries in the golden glow. Just thinks the action all starts in the weeks before Sho and Eddie are released from prison. When Sho give Sho Jr. AKA Busta Rhymes the go ahead. all Im asking for is 1%of the movie round trip plane tickets for two and all acommindations paid for for the world premere. I'll give you the rest for free. The last Dragon 2 can be out of this world!!!!! all this can be negotiated at the drop off a dime.
posted by monica on Feb 14, 2009
i don't think rihanna should play laura get somebody else who can act like keyisha knight or tantaya ali
posted by saundra79 on Feb 13, 2009
I think that Taimak who is still fine should play the role of leroy green again
posted by kirby on Jan 13, 2009
Evan Ross should be considered for starring role as Leroy Green and comedian, Lil jj as Richie Green
posted by juanfelix on Jan 01, 2009
I think Taimak should at least have a cameo appearence
posted by tasha on Dec 29, 2008
i hope rihanna does this

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