The next installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise will be hitting theaters in May 2013, and Rihanna is set to star as the newest villain in the story.  The movie is apparently being broken up into two parts because the story is so complex, so Rihanna might star in the seventh installment as well.

Her debut role in Battleship earned her enough recognition from film producers and directors to be sought out for the Fast and the Furious films, which have become highly successful over the years.  Fast and the Furious is actually one of the only film franchises that has gotten better with each film as the years go by (aside from Harry Potter of course).

A source close to the production of the film commented on Rihanna joining the cast for the next movie.

'Rihanna impressed everyone with her acting debut in Battleship.  Writers think she'll be perfect for the role. Her character has plenty of bite and doesn't take any prisoners — just like her in real life."

Rihanna will be starring next to action A-listers Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Vin Diesel, so lets all hope she can carry her weight.  However, she is known for doing raunchy music videos all the time so this shouldn't be a problem for Rihanna at all.