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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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129 Responses to “Battleship: Rihanna's Acting Debut!”

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  1. 51
    Tackyness Says:

    It says a lot about this project when Alex Skarsgard is the “serious” actor in the whole cast. LOL.

  2. 52
    Blahzae Says:

    She is most likely being cast as the love interest for both actors.. similiar to another bad movie I can name ” Pearl Harbor” a Micheal Bay film in which the two male leads ( Josh Hartnett and Ben Affleck) both fall for the same woman ( Kate Beckinsale). Chances are that is what they going with the whole ” love triangle” ploy.. which I would say is happening because of the whole” Twilight love triangle craze” I would not be surprised if many upcoming films use that in the storyline.I am not saying it is a good thing.. but it will most likely happen.
    They are most likely also looking for some press for this bomber of a film ” Battleship” and casting her as their love interest will get attention good or bad…. some wont like it because they dont like her… some wont like it because of the racial issues many people still have in the world today…. so look at this way they just added a little controversy to the film and got you all to talk about it… including me as well which is the whole name of the game. Press. :)

  3. 53
    Fishy Says:

    Unfortunately this is one of those movies that may or not tank (not super hopeful, but we’ll see), and that will bring exposure to the actors and “actors” but not acting credibility. And it’s not meant to, either.

    Is casting Rhianna a good thing? Maybe, maybe not (certainly not over her “acting” talent). But certainly, it will get people talking about it, she’s well known, more than the Taylor and ASkars, I’m afraid.

  4. 54
    i n f a m o u s l y c o o l Says:

    …nooooooooo! damn, there’s no way in hell i’ll be able to take her serious. hahahaahahahahahaha.. i’m going to laugh everytime i hear her speak. ahahahahahahahaaa.. oh well, hopefully she wont have many lines and she wont make alex (the film) look bad.

  5. 55
    pump shoes Says:

    i love armani sunglasses very much

  6. 56
    Don't_ Believe_The_Hype Says:

    Why do people keep harping on AS’s previous roles where he PLAYED (ACTED, PRETENDED to be ) rapists? How many times has DeNiro played a gangster? Is he on the FBI’s most wanted list? STFU!!! Rihanna was only cast because she sells out stadiums. Is it fair that a legitimate actress didn’t get the role? NO. However, studios do not care about fairness they care about $$$$$$$. Her fans will come in droves.
    Regardless of what you may think of Rihanna, people buy her cd’s and go to her concerts. At least she’s a hard worker , not some entitled, trust fund sK*nk that decided she needed to be a celebutard.

  7. 57
    Upper Cutts Says:

    Most young singers cross over into acting and aren’t good at it. We just have to wait and see.

  8. 58
    CuteChef Says:

    Rihanna? Really? In the famous words of the board game…

    “You just sank my Battleship!!”

    This movie will tank like Samantha Mumba did in The Time Machine. Like Britney in Crossroads. Like Fergie in Nine (which blows giving her Kids Inc. past). Alanis in Dogma. Dukes of Hazzard with Jessica Simpson. Shall I go on? Seems the only music stars that were EVER big enough to pull off acting were Cher (Mermaids), Madonna (Evita, Desperately Seeking Susan, A League of Their Own) ..and even now they’re both iffy.

  9. 59
    Weird Says:

    This movie will suck!! Sorry but at least ASkars can act a little but this is horrible news. She cannot sing or act. Remember the cheerleading movie…that was her acting debut!! HAHAHA!!! oh gosh…hollywood is really reaching…I mean come on, Peter Berg. He is just trying to be Jon Favreau with all the Iron Man success and it won’t work!!!

  10. 60
    another day Says:

    Somewhere, in the outerlands of Sweden on a LVT set, ASkars is stabbing himself in the arm with a fork at the thought of doing this movie now…

  11. 61
    Vicks Says:

    Ah please. I was so excited to see this movie, but now that she is in it, i’m not sure anymore.
    Can the singers just please stick to singing and leave the acting for the actors?!
    Terrible news..well at least Alex is gonna make up for it, and we’ll get to see him shirtless :)

  12. 62
    status quo Says:

    I’d really hate to say this but…..Battleship already sounds really corny. The needs a strong cast to really back it up. I’m just not sure Rihanna is it….Granted if Taylor Kitsch was in a movie about cabbage patch dolls, I’d see it anyway.

  13. 63
    Becky Says:

    Ugh…until she was cast I was still holding onto hope that this would be a good movie. But this casting decision does NOT look promising. I’ll still see it because of Alex and Taylor (and Peter Berg usually does good stuff) but if she’s the best “actress” they could find, this does not look like good news.

  14. 64
    Jessica Says:

    @CHRIS BROW: You SERIOUSLY need to learn to separate fiction from reality. Alex was playing fictional characters, it’s called ACTING. Do you also think that Morgan Freeman is Nelson Mandela?! Or that Julia Roberts is a prostitute?! Use your brain….

  15. 65
    JM Says:

    @ Another day

    LMFAO!!!!!!

  16. 66
    jam Says:

    Yeah well, they locked up the “teens” with this move… Anyways, one actress bad or not, dont make a pile of crap…

  17. 67
    rannick96 Says:

    Great another straight to video,(that no one will rent) movie…..
    Riri they got to be kidding !!!!!

  18. 68
    Rachel Says:

    @another day: And yet he’s also probably thinking “It will still do a hell of a lot better than Thor.” =) But yeah…poor Alex, the man is far too talented to be cast alongside a freakin’ pop star.

  19. 69
    wowowow Says:

    the problem is that rihanna has such a persona of being “rihanna”. crazy haircuts and wild outfits. i see her everyday in pap shots. i can’t look passed her stage/pap persona and see her as a character. she is always rihanna. she is too overexposed as herself. same with other actors like lindsay lohan. i know too much about their personal life and therefore can’t disassociate that from the character they are supposed to play.

  20. 70
    crap Says:

    **** that girl is so going to screw this movie….

  21. 71
    bajan Says:

    CONGRATS RI LUV YA BADDDD .

  22. 72
    Emily Says:

    i hope its just a small role because actors deserve acting spots….but YUM taylor kitsch!!!

  23. 73
    Don't_ Believe_The_Hype Says:

    At least she won’t be worst than some “actresses”. It took a special kind of stank to screw up a well revered and iconic franchise like Superman..

  24. 74
    Ania Says:

    omg this movie is going to be so terrible. if i was an actor signed up for this project id pull out as fast as i could. didnt ashanti and christina milian also do some acting? how did those movies turn out. has anyone heard of either one of them since? bahaha this is gonna be interesting

  25. 75
    evathediva Says:

    I think they should scrap the whole thing and start over. I don’t like Rihanna as a singer either. Kaz and Slig you have got to be the most stoopid people ever,stop with the racist ish, at least spell it right. I doubt she is playing thelove interest, probably another soldier or officer.

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