Rihanna to star in Battleship

R&B star to kick-off Hollywood career

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Rihanna's plan for world domination doesn't end with selling records by the bucketload - the R&B princess will soon be bringing her to a multiplex near you.

Variety has broken the news that director Peter Berg has taken a punt on the Umbrella singer by casting her opposite Alexander Skarsgaard in upcoming naval romp, Battleship, despite an absence of any acting experience whatsoever! Specific details of her role have yet to be released.

Wolverine star Taylor Kitsch is also attached to the project, which is based around the popular board game of the same name. Kitsch will play lead character Alex Hopper, the commanding officer of a warship forced to tool up and kick ass when an alien invasion pitches up from outer space with designs on planet Earth. Skarsgaard will play his brother, a fellow crewman.

Apparently the film will follow events from the perspective of not only the humans, but also the aliens. Does that mean we could possibly see Rihanna decked out in some daft, creature-feature makeup? Given the brief so far, it would seem that anything is possible.

So just to recap, it’s an adaptation of a boardgame, in which aliens take on sailors, starring Rihanna. We look forward to your comments…

Will anyone, anywhere be going to see this? If so, now's the time to own up...

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    • Chufferstud

      Jul 27th 2010, 12:36

      Just read that Jedward are going to star in a film based on KerPlunk. Michael Winterbottom is down to direct and promises scenes of graphic spikes and balls falling.

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    • theGlimmerTwin

      Jul 28th 2010, 2:41

      Battleships, Aliens, Rihanna... well it's not another senseless remake I'll give them that!

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    • DanielMcA

      Jul 28th 2010, 11:20

      Heard Mike Leigh was doing Jenga the Movie. He says he wants Day-Lewis for lead as he's "very angular". Big supporting cast of wooden actors.

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    • tronstermonster

      Jul 31st 2010, 11:50

      I can only think of a few films that were based about or around boardgames Jumanji, Clue & Uber Goober. I am sure there are more but maybe this is a whole new area that could be explored? Monotony, Squabble, Trivial Disputes.......... The list could be endless? Oh, and NO I won't be going to see this one!! ;-)

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    • Arien

      Aug 2nd 2010, 18:00

      Battleship + Mr. Skarsgård = Hell yeah! + Rihanna = Ehh, really? I'll watch anything with Skargård, so I'll still see it....

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