A cast like the one in “Battleship” always has a string of news projects lined up by the time a movie premieres. When MTV News’ Josh Horowitz spoke with Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Alexander Skarsgård for “MTV First: Battleship,” each actor took some time to discuss their upcoming projects.
Taylor Kitsch had the biggest 2012 of any actor so far (he called it “subtle”), so it’s no surprise that the wheel are already in motion for his next film. He will be reteaming with his “Battleship” director Peter Berg for “Lone Survivor” based on the story of a true life SEAL mission. “[Berg and I] are doing ’Lone [Survivor].’ We’re going to hit camera in September with [Mark] Wahlberg and Ben Foster right now.”
Even Kitsch’s co-star, Rihanna couldn’t help but comment on his next movie. ” ’Lone Survivor’? That’s awesome,” she said.
Unlike his co-stars, Skarsgård has a full-time series gig to worry about. Now in its fifth season at HBO, “True Blood” will keep him busy through the summer. “We’re still shooting. I have another three months of season five,” he said.
Change came to the set of “True Blood” recently, when it was announced that showrunner Alan Ball would be stepping down, but Skarsgård insisted that Ball would still be a presence on the show. “He’s going to be very much involved, after this as well. He’s stepping down as showrunner, but he’s still there,” he said.
Still new to the whole acting business, Decker was a little less forthcoming about what she has lined up next. “Hopefully something smaller this summer, we’ll see,” she teased.
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