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The Newest Cast Member Of Peter Berg's BATTLESHIP Is...

Merrick here...
Rhiana (yeah, that Rhiana) will join the already-announced Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch in Peter Berg's Navy -vs- aliens extravaganza BATTLESHIP. This will be her feature film debut. So says THIS brief mention in Variety. Really looking forward to seeing how this works out, and hope this role will further solidify Skarsgard in mainstream visibility. He's always good, and so much fun in TRUE BLOOD...
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  • July 27, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by Billyeveryteen

    I'm there.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by smallfry


  • July 27, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by gruemanlives

  • July 27, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I was optimistic about this movie, until now...

    by Royston Lodge

    I was cautiously optimistic about this movie.<p> I figured, you know, they COULD make a kick-ass movie about awesomely huge naval battles, and then simply use the Battleship name as a marketing gimmick.<p> Like, I figured, if someone had a great idea for a huge movie about naval battles, it would be pretty hard for them to convince a studio to take a chance on it. But if they pitched the idea by tacking it onto the brand recognition of Battleship, that would be a way of getting some idiot in a suit to pay attention to the pitch.<p> That's what I was hoping.<p> Sadly, now I learn that this movie is about fighting fuckin' ALIENS?!?!?!<p> Fuck ... that ... shit ...<p> I used to think it should have been Paul Gross' character to die in Aspen Extreme. Now I'm glad it was Peter Berg's character who fell down the crevasse.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    She's a sailor, ailor, ailor, eh eh eh...<p> This is Navy vs Aliens now?<p> It's the sequel to THE ABYSS that Cameron always feared might happen.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    What do you tell a woman w/ two black eyes?

    by Nice Marmot

    Nothing. She already been told twice.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Where there are Battleships...

    by professor murder

    ...there are bombs. And this movie will surely be one big one.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Chris Brown

    by professor murder

    is gonna sink Rihanna's Battleship with a backhand.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    will she be naked?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    If no, I don't care

  • July 27, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Best of seven...?<BR><BR>DAMN RIGHT!

  • July 27, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by SpawnofAchilles

    Based on the battleship board game starring Rhianna FFS?? FUCK this movie!

  • July 27, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    "THAT" Rhiana? i don't know any. How about Rihanna???

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    For christ's sake, it's right there in the link you gave as your source for this story!!!! And you STILL can't spell it right!!!

  • July 27, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Eh eh...shy Ron-nay...

    by Anna Valerious

    That was probably her best work ever-

  • July 27, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Fucking hysterical casting!

    by TheGreatHomsar

    "Lieutenant, I WANT WANT WANT you to fire the torpedoes!"

  • July 27, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST


    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    What, are they super-huge giant aliens dropping gargantuan pegs into the Pacific from orbit?

  • July 27, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    lol at all the rihanna jokes

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • July 27, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Does she play a red peg or a white one?

    by MurderMostFowl

  • July 27, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    She is *very* buffed...

    by zinc_chameleon

    whether or not she can act is a question...but the stunt people will probably love her.

  • July 27, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    zinc? huh

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Sometimes I don't understand the words you guys use regardin women... because is. If rihrih is buffed, what the hell is serena williams?

  • July 27, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    How many ailen invasion movies...

    by Hugh G Rekshun

    ...are there coming out over the next couple of years? I've lost count.

  • July 27, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot: What do you tell a woman w/ two black eyes?

    by 9000rpm

    Don't all black women have two black eyes? I never want to even see the name Ri-askingforagoodsmak again and I certainly don't want to see her in a movie. She is ghastly.

  • July 27, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    rihanna cant (cant cant cant) sing.

    by TheManWhoCan

    why would anyone think she could act?

  • July 27, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Bring back Chris Brown as Arch Nemesis!!

    by frg10

    Yo! Smack that bitch Chris!

  • July 27, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Prodigy's song "Smack my Bitch up!"

    by frg10

    Will be the lead single from the soundtrack

  • July 27, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Rihanna and her *Magic* Umbrella, Ella ,Ella ...

    by frg10

    ... between her legs located it is

  • July 27, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    I wonder

    by redshirt

    Will her shirt get ripped off? I hope so. She is very sexy.

  • July 27, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    with Jay-Z as the Russian President

    by Spandau Belly

    and Lady Gaga as the Death Star

  • July 27, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    plot sounds horrible

    by awardgiver

  • July 27, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    They need to get that fast talking guy from the Micro...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Machine ads...I think he could really elevate this project.

  • July 27, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Ha ha, MurderMostFowl, "red peg or white"

    by kabong

    That's a good one! <P> Anyway, further to this idiocy, isn't there a Japanese movie about a battleship re-fitted for space? Or was it a comic book?

  • July 27, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    ...imagine being Alexander Skarsgard, signed up...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...for a movie...quick cash grab like this, and then they fucking sign up Rhiana...<P> &thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;<br>Nightmare.

  • July 27, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    where's the feature-length Katy Perry CANDYLAND?

    by Spandau Belly

    I'd buy a new trenchcoat to see that one.

  • July 27, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    i wanted "eric" for thor

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    But thor guy looks pretty convincin for a grizzly thor...not sure about golden locks and clean shave thor

  • July 27, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    The rule should be--

    by Sw0rdfish

    any story even remotely like this is accompanied by a photo (one or more) worth looking at.

  • July 27, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    This will be nothing to Uwe Boll's CONNECT FOUR movie.

    by Squashua

    . . .

  • July 27, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Paul W.S. Anderson presents HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS

    by Squashua

    . . .

  • July 27, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Roman Polanski's CANDYLAND

    by Squashua

    . . .

  • July 27, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Joel Schumacher's Tic-Tac-Toe?

    by Sw0rdfish

  • July 27, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    this movie really sounds stupid...

    by emeraldboy

    battle ship the movie sounds like a snoresfest. here is an idea for a film. the story behind tetris. that is crying out for a movie. the whole story behind tetris is extraordinary and was subject of an xecellent documentary some time ago. but back to battlehip the movie, whats next kerplunk, twister, buckaroo, scrabble, the movie?

  • July 27, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    What do vampires and this movie have in common?

    by SkidMarkedUndies


  • July 27, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    I wonder why Jeremy Renner......

    by BlackBriar

    Ran from this stupid movie!He know this was crap, In the same year in which Batman3 and the Avengers come out; Anyway she looks like a big Midget.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Rihanna was in one of the Bring it On sequels.

    by ebonic_plague

    The one with the midget blonde from Heroes. Or so I've heard. Ask Beaks, he'd know. <p> The important point is, you're wrong.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    For real? I was going to avoid this movie...

    by andrew coleman

    But now this will be so horrible I have to see it. Battleships vs. Aliens. I hope Rihanna is the captain of the ship.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    I wanted "Eric" for Captain America

    by jim

    But there was no way they were going to cast a non-American actor as that would have been a PR nightmare.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Sw0rdfish - The rule

    by Captain Hollywood

    The rule should be if your story is only a couple sentences, be sure the Actress' name is spelled correctly.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    I can't name you a single song by her, nor do I know much about her at all besides her getting beat up by her asshole ex-boyfriend, but even I can spell her name properly. it's 'Rihanna'.<p>I know she's a pop singer whose first acting gig is a movie about aliens that has a board game as its source material, but still...we can take 2 seconds to look up the correct spelling of her name, yeah?

  • July 27, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST


    by eROKv

    tom arnold is in it - IM OUT!

  • July 27, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Actually, wasn't she in one of the "Step Up" movies?

    by Toe Jam

    A previous comment mentioned the "Bring It On" series, but -- and don't ask me how I know this -- I vaguely recall her being in one of the "Step Up" movies, though it's forgivable to confuse the two. It was back before she got super-famous and before she got that short haircut that made her quite possibly the sexiest woman on Earth.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I thought it was Rianna?

    by RPLocke

    Hell if I know.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by eROKv

    they do know that we don't use battleships anymore, and haven't for a long time, right? right?

  • July 27, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST



    Yes, aliens.

  • July 27, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    getting beat up was the best career move she's made

    by WickedJacob

    She's such an inspiration.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Rianna versus Serena

    by zinc_chameleon

    Rianna could easily compete in a natural fitness contest; she's got ten to fifteen more pounds of muscle on her than any Victoria's Secret model. Serena's massive physique is a tribute to her Ukrainian ancestry!

  • July 27, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I loved Midonna in Dick Tracy. Yeah, THAT Midonna.

    by MattmanReturns

  • July 27, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Meh meh meh-meh.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Next to Venus of course.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Those Williams sisters are cows!!

    by RPLocke


  • July 27, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 27, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Pricklepants

    That's going to be the headline when this instant bomb tanks. Everyone knows this is going to suck. And that was before Rihanna was even cast.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Aren't battleships actually obsolete in modern warfare?

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Wouldn't they therefore be entirely useless against aliens? You know, because they'd be sitting ducks out on the ocean just waiting to be fried from the saucers flying over in the ionosphere, targeting their death rays from beyond the range of the battleship's guns? Seriously, this idea is worse than something Michael Bay or Brett Ratturd would come up with during a month-long coke and hookers bender in Vegas.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Serena and Venus...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...their DNA's not there to make 'em pretty, it's there to turn them into tennis ball bashing, match-winning, money-making machines.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    i don't remember any aliens in Battleship

    by TheBaxter

    i guess i was playing it wrong.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Peter Berg's shaky-cam style + 3D = :^p

    by Prof. Pop-Cult


  • July 27, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    had to laugh at your ukranian jibe at serena williams. well it was either tennis or getting shot in south central la. the dad choose tennis. speaking of legends really sorry to hear about Alex Higgins, the greatest irish snooker player of the twentieth century. died of cancer, alone and broke aged 61. He died in his beloved belfast on Wed but his body was found on sat.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST


    by eROKv

    there was an anime movie about retrofitting old battleships with spaceship parts to fight aliens in space after they blow up all our other stuff (i think thats how it went). if thats the case, then IM BACK IN!

  • July 27, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Serena Williams has great tits...<p> What were we talking about again?

  • July 27, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Oh yeah wouldn't the air force be better equipped to combat an alien invasion than the navy?

  • July 27, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    "This battleship is SO HARD! (yehyehyeh) SO HARD!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 27, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Now Rhianna can finally wear her Mickey Mouse helmet on board...

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 27, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    ...along with her thong, fishnets, and black boots...

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 27, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    ...and a camo jacket over the whole thing in the movie!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 27, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    At last, Rhianna can fire torpedoes at Chris Brown!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 27, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    We need a scene where she skinnydips or sunbathes nude!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 27, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    I mean, sunbathes nude on the deck of the battleship!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 27, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I would rather watch SCRABBLESHIP!

    by theycallmemrtibbs <p> This game makes no since!

  • July 27, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Connect Four sounds better

    by BuffDaddy

    LOL, our weapons can't mess with alien technology/ weapons. It'll basically be "Resistance is futile,." type of thing. This will be a cheesy azz movie. Why Rihanna? LOL, how's she gonna get into character and portray a war ready trained sailor?

  • July 27, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Could be good....but not likely.

    by stevok

    You know if the writers involved in this took a few cues from some classic Sci-Fi stories, (Wyndhams "The Kraken Wakes" and Heinleins "Goldfish Bowl", are two that come to mind) and avoided lumbering the film with the standard Hollywood cliches this could end up being a good film. I'm not gonna hold my breath though.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    an Abercrombie model, a popstar-bimbo, and

    by manifestchaos

    and the son of a better actor.<br><br>Brought to us by the director of HANCOCK and THE RUNDOWN.<br><br>Just great.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    ... ehh ehh eh under my um-barella ella ella ehh ehhh ehhh ehh eh" <P> Alien: "This human is malfunctioning."

  • July 27, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Yet another role stolen from a capable black actress

    by moviemenace

    Well played Rhianna. Well played.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Connect Four: The Motion Picture

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Spoiler Warning: The last scene is a close-up of a young boy as he glumly utters the line, "Pretty sneaky, Sis."

  • July 27, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I never understood the umbrella-vag analogy

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Maybe I'm naive, but the damn things just look nothing like umbrellas. Could you imagine if they did, though? If they could actually open up and fan out like a Predator's jowls? That would be some scary-ass shit, right there.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Oh Peter Berg...

    by Mechasheeva

    He does try so hard. Can't fault him for that. I want him to succeed, he's the only famous graduate from my college other than Kofi Annan. But let's face it, this movie is made of bad ideas.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST


    by mr. smith

    love all the variant spelling.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    this movie makes no sense, tie-inwise, or otherwise

  • July 27, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I like how he misspells it on purpose...

    by Grievey as not to seem like someone who listens to or keeps up with popular music. <BR><BR> What a douche move. It's like Eminem in <i>Funny People</i>, where after being told Ray Romano is looking at him, he asks "Ray...Ray who? Who?"

  • July 27, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Alienzz and eROKv

    by AirWarrior

    It was an 80s anime called Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers in the US). The Earth is rendered inhabitable by bombardment by the evil Gamelons. Earth defense forces found the sunken Japanese battleship Yamato after the oceans had dried up. they refitted it to travel in space, to go to the planet Iskandar, who had an ability to help us give life back to Earth. They only had one year to make the journey and get back, before the Earth couldn't be saved. Along the way they had to battle the Gamilons. They (Japanese)are currently making a live action movie version and it looks awesome! Yeah, I am a geek.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Battleship...versus... a... al... aliens.

    by kevred


  • July 27, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Naw, don't dis Eminem...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ... One time he was on some MTV show with Mark Wahlberg and asked him where his funky bunch was. Wahlberg looked like he was gonna kill him. Also, if you remember the girl & boy band apocalypse of the late 90's early 2000's, it was nice to have ol' Slim Shady out there slinging shit at all the lamers.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    I bet Berg just steals the plot from Yamato...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ... (aka Star Blazers in the USA) and has the Navy raise an old WWII battleship and retrofit it for space service. Sad thing is, no one will even notice except us geeks.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    The alien element in this will be what kills the film.

    by Rev. Slappy

    Making a cat-and-mouse navy movie like Red October could have been fun. This? Not so much.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Robyn Rihanna Fenty

    by banditmania

    I can't stand these "Celebrities" who go by one name, if they do, change it to Douchebag1, etc.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    The new hit single Battleship from Rianna.

    by RPLocke

  • July 27, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    It's spelled Rihanna

    by brocknroll

  • July 28, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Who will adapt Connect Four?

    by SunTzu77

    I'm just sayin!

  • July 28, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    I thought she was decapitated by a copter blade

    by David Cloverfield

    Or that was someone else?

  • July 28, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    come under my umbrella

    by DioxholsterReturns

    where i will rain in your mouth.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    wow i bet she brings as much to the movie

    by mojoman69

    as Will.I. am did to the wolverine movie. In other words, sweet fuck all!

  • July 28, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Battleship the Movie

    by Lemure_v2

    Starring the guy from Wolverine origins and the pop star, Rihanhaiananna. Directed by the director who directed Hancock. It's gonna be big.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Lady Gaga HAS to play an alien in this!!!

    by Lemure_v2

  • July 28, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Casting Rihanna = not taking this seriously.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Fuck this project, do another Terry Conklin movie. Instead of commenting on corruption of boxing they can comment on music industry sucking. Rihanna can play herself. Goldblum is his manager. Sam L. is now promoting MMA. Terry wants an octagon rematch with Damon. Could be awesome.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    M. Night for Bacala

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 28, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Cheap casting trick with Rhianna

    by Philvis

    Now they only have to spend a few bucks a day on some green paint for her. No other SFX makeup is needed to make her look like an alien. Kudos to Berg for saving money. I'm sure the studios appreciate it.

  • July 28, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I don't get this...

    by WeylandYutani

    I really liked Berg's FNL, but this project seems like nonsense. Countries don't use actual battle ships in their naval fleets anymore. I suppose the aliens will devastate the world's navies and old battle ships will be taken out of mothballs in a last ditch effort to save humanity. <P> Battle: Los Angeles is the only alien invasion movie that strikes my interest in the near future.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Rihanna will be surrounded by lots and lots of seamen!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 28, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest