Friday, 30 July 2010

Rihanna cast in Battleship film adaptation

There’s a long list of pop stars who make a foray into acting: Eminem in 8 Mile, Beyonce in that Austin Powers sequel, Britney Spears in the almost-Oscar-winning drama Crossroads. Well, now we can add Rihanna to that list. The pop star has been cast in Battleship, a big-screen adaptation of the popular board game.

Variety reported yesterday that Rihanna will join the cast of director Peter Berg’s film, which has a release date of May 25, 2012. The movie, which stars Friday Night Lights actor Taylor Kitsch and True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard, will begin shooting soon. According to Variety , the film “takes place across the seas, over the skies and land in a battle for planet survival against a superior force.” Kitsch will play “a naval officer who leads the fight” and Skarsgard will play his brother. There is no word yet on what Rihanna’s role will entail.

This will be Rihanna’s first feature film appearance, although, as MTV News points out, it has been rumored for several years now that the singer will be starring in a remake of martial-arts film The Last Dragon. RZA told MTV News in 2008 that he would be co-producing that film with Samuel L. Jackson, and hoped to have Rihanna in the cast as well. “That’s the one I’m rooting for,” RZA said of Rihanna. “We’re keeping that same concept of the girl being in the music business.”

Congrats to Rihanna on her big move to Hollywood, but we feel like the real news here is that Kitsch and Skarsgard are going to be in the same movie. That’s like the greatest pairing of actors since TomCruise and Val Kilmer played volleyball in Top Gun.
by: Emily Zemler

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