With each casting announcement for Peter Berg’s Battleship we get a better idea about what type of movie it will be. At the moment it looks like a $200 million dollar music video. Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard are part of a new breed of upcoming actors with Kitsch leading John Carter of Mars for Disney and Skarsgard narrowly missing out on playing Thor, so I can understand why they were given leading roles.
But then Pop/R&B singer Rihanna was cast last month, and now according to Latino Review Victoria Secret model Brooklyn Decker has landed the role of Taylor Kitsch’s love interest. Apparently no actual actresses are required for this movie.
Brooklyn Decker was on the short list of models Michael Bay considered to replace Megan Fox in Transformers 3, a role that went to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. There have been many models who have made a career out of acting, and good for them, I just prefer trained actresses winning roles instead of T and A who look good on movie posters.
Battleship is based on Hasbro’s naval combat board game, however as two hours of sea vessels firing at each other wouldn’t be that interesting they have added an alien invasion element to the story. In the script an international fleet joins together to battle a water-bound armada of alien invaders. Skarsgard will play Kitsch’s brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes.
The release date is currently set for June 18, 2012, with filming set to begin this month in Hawaii.