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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an outsized title, which is only fitting for a movie starring two beloved fashion figures, Cara Delevingne and Rihanna. Delevingne was announced as the starring character in the Luc Besson sci-fi film last summer, and Rihanna's casting followed in October.
Now, we get a first look at Delevingne in the movie and on-set, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. We see the former model dressed in armor and in casual street clothes, aghast at something that we can only hope is a killer Rihanna outfit.
Besson tells EW that Delevingne makes the most of her part in the movie. "Cara right now is like a bird who's taking off," he says. "She's really going to be such a huge star."
Details on Rihanna's role are scant, but EW did suggest she might be the villain of the film — fitting for a woman with the moniker BadGal.
The director also speaks on the costumes and the exhaustive search to create just the right look.
When I started a couple of years ago, we had a selection of 6,000 designers from all around the world," he explains. "We finished with 10. Basically, five of them worked for a year. And many of the costumes come from them. Half come from them, and half come from Olivier Bériot, who is the costume designer. And then we had this big contest where we received a lot of drawings, and we picked the best 20, and they're also in the film.
See photos of Delevingne below.