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RiRi will check into 'Bates Motel' as Marion Crane

Updated: Jul 23, 2016 12:48 IST

Washington D.C, Jul 23 (ANI): Rihanna is the new Marion Crane and she is all set to step into the tub for the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1960 horror film 'Psycho.'

During the Comic-Con 2016 panel of 'Bates Motel,' the TV prequel to 'Psycho,' the 28-year-old singer broke the news in a video that she will be taking on Janet Leigh's iconic role on its fifth season, E! Online reported.

"Yes, hello Comic-Con. It's your girl RiRi. And let me tell you what a bad bitch is about to do," she said. "I'm about to check in to the Bates Motel very soon. And guess what else. Guess who's playing Marion. Yes, so all you Comic-Con fans, all you Bates Motel fans, stay tuned!"

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate," executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said in a statement released following the big reveal.

' Bates Motel' returns for its fifth and final season in 2017. (ANI)