On Monday night, Variety announced that “Love The Way You Lie” hitmaker Rihanna has signed on to star in her first feature film. The beauty will star in Universal’s Battleship, inspired by the classic game of the same name.
The charttopping singer will appear alongside Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitch in the feature based on the Hasbro board game that takes place in water, on land, and in the air. The film will be told from both sides of the battle — humans and aliens — as the alien ships lose their ability to fly once in earth’s atmosphere. Kitch will play a Naval officer who leads the battle, while Skarsgard has been cast as his brother.
Battleship sails into theaters May 25, 2012.