Rihanna joins Battleship

Pop/R&B singer Rihanna will join Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch in Universal’s Battleship according to Variety.

No word on who Rihanna will be playing, although it doesn’t really matter. Director Peter Berg hasn’t cast her because she suits a particular role. Rihanna was likely hired for marketing purposes.

The movie 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 in August in Hawaii.

  • http://notjustnewmovies.blogspot.com/ BenPears

    Harsh, sir! We've never seen her act before…perhaps she's multi-talented.

  • http://filmonic.com Liam

    She could be. It just reminded me of when Will.i.am was cast in X-Men: Origins Wolverine. There are plenty of actors who could have played the role better but they chose him because of who he was. I don't like all of that nonsense.

  • http://notjustnewmovies.blogspot.com/ BenPears

    Yeah, that's a solid point. I guess we'll have to wait and see (but for the record, I'm not banking on her being an amazing actress).