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Ellin Stein
Mar 25, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

The film isn't due to be released until July 2017, but Cara Delevingne has already posted the first official image from her upcoming sci-fi adventure movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The model turned actress took to Instagram to share a shot of herself and co-stars Dane DeHaan and Clive Owen in full space regalia.

Like the iconic '60s sci-fi action movie Barbarella that launched Jane Fonda to stardom (and also inspired an Ariana Grande video), Valerian is based on a French graphic novel. Delevingne plays Laureline, a time-traveling agent sent to a galactic empire on a mission to protect the space-time continuum. "We have officially landed," the star wrote in the caption of her post.

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Director Luc Besson has also cast Delevingne's fellow fashion icon Rihanna in a smaller role so the battle for red carpet dominance may be as exciting as anything set in outer space.

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Delevingne began her acting career in British indies (like The Face of an Angel) but had a commercial success last year with her first starring role in Paper Towns, an adaptation of John Green's YA novel. And this year she has a multitude of films hitting theaters. Two are adaptations of literary novels: London Fields (in which she appears along with Amber Heard) and Tulip Fever (where she co-stars with DeHaan once again, as well as with Alicia Vikander). And, of course, she's playing The Enchantress the star-studded supervillain movie Suicide Squad. Delevingne's stellar modeling career may soon be seen as just a footnote to her acting career.

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