Rumor: Rihanna Joins Cast of “Fast and the Furious”

Pssst…Have you heard?

In case you haven’t seen enough of Rihanna lately, the “Good Girl Gone Bad” has reportedly gone and sealed herself a part in the upcoming sixth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise.

Now she really can “Shut Up and Drive.”

Tattling tipsters tell Britain’s The Sun (We know, we know…) that RiRi is set to drive at high speeds alongside Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) as a villain in the next action-packed Fast feature.

A source says:

“Rihanna impressed 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. It’s a step up the ladder for her and could lead to bigger action rolls.”

News of another Fast hit comes as little surprise — after all, Fast Five, the latest in the longrunning Fast and the Furious film series, left the competition in the dust to top the weekend box office in North America last year.

The sixth edition of the franchise is set for theatrical release on May 24, 2013.