The cast of Peter Berg’s “Battleship” movie continues to grow. Last month, superstar songbird and first-time actress Rihanna was added to the cast , which includes actors Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skårsgard. On Tuesday (August 17), it was announced that yet another pretty face has joined the fun: Sports Illustrated cover girl/ aspiring actress Brooklyn Decker.
According to LatinoReview.com, Decker will play Sam, a probable love interest for Kitsch. As Cinema Blend pointed out, Decker is not to be confused with her Victoria’s Secret model colleague Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who took over for Megan Fox in “Transformers 3.” The 23-year-old Mrs. Andy Roddick has started to dip her feet in the acting pool, with guest spots on “Chuck,” “Royal Pains” and the upcoming Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy “Just Go With It.”
“Battleship” is based on the Hasbro board game and written by the Hoeber brothers. The plot reportedly revolves around brothers and naval officers (Kitsch and Skårsgard) assigned to a multinational task force charged with repelling alien invaders. Also cast is Tadanobu Asano, who is best known for his leading roles in “Ichi the Killer” and Genghis Khan biopic “Mongol.”
Universal has set “Battleship” for release on May 25, 2012. Until then, fans can catch Kitsch in the final season of “Friday Night Lights” and later this year alongside Malin Akerman and Ryan Phillippe in “The Bang Bang Club”; 2012 will bring his turn in “John Carter of Mars.” In addition to his meaty (or bloody) role on HBO’s “True Blood,” Skårsgard will appear in the remake of “Straw Dogs” and Lars Von Trier’s “Antichrist” follow-up “Melancholia.” Rihanna is finishing up her Last Girl on Earth Tour with Ke$ha and is nominated at the 2010 Video Music Awards for her “Rude Boy” clip.
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