After a 2009 that included a high-profile collaboration with Jay-Z and Kanye West, the release of a new album and a catalog of racy photo shoots and performances, word has it that Rihanna is branching out into the world of film. According to the Daily Mirror, Princess RiRi has landed a new, provocative role alongside Samuel L. Jackson in an upcoming remake of the 1985 martial arts film, 'The Last Dragon.'

"She has landed an incredibly challenging role alongside Samuel L. Jackson," an inside source explained. "But it's not a part for the faint-hearted. She will play a super sexy, super kinky dominatrix in the martial arts flick 'The Last Dragon.'" The source went on to say that the 21-year-old should expect to dedicate a substantial amount of time and effort in order to prepare for the role. "She has been told to research the part -- and this could well include a trip to an S&M dungeon," the source said.

Although Rihanna's reps have not yet confirmed the singer's involvement in the martial arts remake, the film's co-producer -- Wu-Tang rapper RZA -- told MTV News back in December that Rihanna would be his ideal choice for the film's leading lady. "That's the one I'm rooting for," RZA said of the Barbadian singer. "We're keeping that same concept of the girl being in the music business."