Peter Berg's Battleship Recruits Chart-Topping Singer Rihanna
by Ethan Anderton
July 27, 2010
For better or worse, a fair share of chart topping singers have turned to Hollywood to broaden their horizons by adding "actress" to their resume. Madonna, Cher, Alica Keys and Mariah Carey are just a few singers who have dabbled in the film industry, and now Variety reports that Rihanna will join the ranks as she'll make her feature film debut in Peter Perg's adaptation of the board game Battleship. There weren't any specifics mentioned regarding her character, but she'll join Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch in a story taking place across the seas, the skies and over land in a battle for planetary survival against a superior alien force.
As we already know, Kitsch will play a Naval officer who leads the fight and Skarsgard will play his brother in the film. It'd be interesting to see if Rihanna will be in the middle of the action as another member of the Navy or if she'll simply be a civilian or love interest for one of the male characters (I'm guessing the latter). Surely she'll bring a decent amount of sexy to this, but it'd be nice if she had a reasonable amount of acting talent as well. This is an adaptation that will have to work more than a little bit to build my anticipation and excitement, and Rihanna's addition doesn't really change my opinion either way. But what do you think?