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Battleship: Rihanna's Acting Debut!

Battleship: Rihanna's Acting Debut!

Rihanna has signed up to play the female lead in the upcoming action-adventure Battleship, in theaters May 2012.

The 22-year-old Barbadian singer will star alongside on-screen brothers Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) and Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood).

The flick, which will be helmed by actor/director Peter Berg, is based on the adaptation of Hasbro’s naval combat board game.

Alex will play a straight and narrow naval officer while Taylor will be the wildly spirited naval officer who idolizes his brother. Battleship is to begin shooting on Aug. 30 in Hawaii.

Soooooooooo exciting!!!

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  • jjj

    I can’t wait! All the best to Rihanna and crew. Hopefully the movie turns out well.

  • difhj

    ahhhh! im sooo excited!!! i loove rihanna!

  • P

    Are you kidding me??? really?? RIHANNA?? gosh, everyone is an actor now…

  • Zey

    Man this is terrible news…

  • Lala

    Cool! Good for Rihanna. She is doing exactly what she wants to do. She has been talking about getting into acting for a long time. She’ll be good.

  • g-spot

    Tom Arnold and Rihanna?

  • g-spot

    Poor Taylor and ASkars.
    They deserve better.

  • jives

    Is she playing one of the aliens?

  • mickey

    ugly chick.

  • H.

    Overexposed ho.

  • Kaila


  • Story

    She should play a Klingon in one of the Star Trek remakes.

  • yes!

    Hope she gets a new before filming starts.

  • Sam

    Damn. I was actually excited for this movie before.

  • yes!

    ^new wig

  • truly

    they should have just hired someone who can act.

  • baron

    The cast gets shittier and shittier.

  • w11

    I’m sorry, but what? I mean I was on board with Taylor and Alex, they actually seem to make sense. But Rihanna? Um, no thanks. It’s bad enough Tom Arnold is there and that this is based off of a board game, but Rihanna, who, I’m sorry, you can tell is not going to be some great actress, just makes this seem cheap and uninteresting.

  • Kirk

    HAhahaaaa..really? you’ve got to be kidding, rihanna? fail.

  • cute

    She’s cute but the casting is disappointing.
    Lots of good actresses out there.

  • uh oh


  • GR..OSS


  • GR..OSS


  • jcp

    At least she’s not singing.

  • boring


  • Slig

    Hooker here

  • Slig

    She like crap

  • Slig

    Rihanna slu*t

  • Kaz


  • Slig

    Hey rihanna dirty and nasty

  • Slig

    Go go eating ****

  • Everything_bUtt_The_Girl

    God bless her soul! I hope she has acting classes under her belt, and not getting a role for selling ‘some’ albums

  • Slig

    rihanna bald woman and smll not good

  • tauit

    i so agree with u .. little acting she did in her videos … its going to have a lot of turn out because people want to see if she can act… will never get my money!

  • mona from Nigeria

    Anoda credit to Riri.

  • Brightside

    I always remember Battleship as being a boring board game and I don’t see how it can be any more exciting as a film. The plot sounds old, too…rehashed corn. I’m getting so fed up of these jerk-off-in-a-cup creativity films. HW just w-nking on an audience and hoping we’ll pay them for the privilege of being w-nked all over! I don’t care who this has in it, the entire concept sounds dire!

  • well duh

    jeez, that casting is an epic fail.. this movie is going to be bad, like airbender bad!

  • Kaz

    I see She nu*e tooo black **** like a beetle

  • Kaz


  • iamjb

    I think everyone is missing the fact they are making a film about a “Board” Game whats next Hungry Hippo’s.Surely the plot wont require her to do much acting.

  • Janey

    Please Alex and Taylor – I really like you both as actors – please pull out now! – you are only as good as your last movie – do you really want to be remembered for this?

  • Blahzae

    She might not be a bad actress many singers have crossed over and were even better at acting Example Queen Latifah when she first started to act people said all sorts of things about her but in time she showed what she could do. Maybe so will Rihanna.
    As far as this film they lost when they cast Tom Arnold…
    oh hell no that man is like nails on a chalk board.
    I mean I know it is only a movie based on a board game
    but hey Transformers is a movie based on toys and cartoons so you know they can do better than this.

  • Blahzae

    Interesting timing to annouce the casting of her as well ,,, considering that her infamous ex Chris Brown’s debut really as an actor is set to premiere in LA August 4th than Atlanta later and so on and so forth. His part is fairly small in Takers but it was suppose to the film that launched him as an action star…. well fat chance of that happening since that infamous day he messed up … if you know what I mean ;p
    Personally I am just going to ignore him when I see Takers and just focus on Idris, T.I, and Hayden.

    In a way its like she is sticking it back to him by this move saying basically “Hey !!! I will steal your thunder and I am going to be the actor now!! ”
    Because he really really wanted to make the crossover into actor and now she is going to instead… even if the Battleship film bombs (which it will ) she will most likely get cast in films while he most likely will not.

  • tal

    YEAH !!!!! love you riri !

  • GG

    I wonder how big her role is? I can’t really imagine her as a romantic interest for either Taylor or Alex.

  • meeeeeeeeeeeee


    Please move on and stop attempting to analyze what rihanna may or may not be thinking when accepting this role.

  • Iffy Miffy

    Now this is going to bomb big time … was not thrilled with it from the beginning, but Rhianna?! I mean, really?! Seriously?!

  • me me me

    oh. and i actually thought alex had a chance of making a serious acting career. silly me.

  • !

    I think by choosing Rihanna they wanted to raise the fame of the movie and make it appear as a great production, and bring more people into the theaters…as she seems to be one people actually talk about (i don’t know why either)..
    But if it’s really that it means that the other cast members weren’t enough bankable…


    Hopefully Chris Brown won’t pop up on set of this movie. Between Alex Skarsgard playing a rapist 3 times in his films and Chris Brown being a woman beater poor Rihanna will have to be on the look out!!