Rihanna is set to make her movie debut in a film version of the board game “Battleship," and the first official photo of the pop star as Petty Officer Raikes has been released.
Gone are the star's signature skimpy outfits and wild hair; in costume, a fresh-faced Rihanna sports a brunette cropped ‘do and buttoned-up camouflage while gripping an oversized weapon.
Set for release in May 2012, “Battleship” centers on a fleet of Navy ships fighting “an armada of unknown origins.” The action movie also stars “True Blood” vampire Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson and model Brooklyn Decker.
“It was a role I felt like I could handle for my first time acting and he was super enthusiastic about it,” Rihanna told Fandango about getting the gig from director Peter Berg.
In preparation for the role, RiRi had to do real Naval officer conditioning, including running around a ship, swimming and taking orders from a drill sergeant. “One man drilled me, yelled at me, cursed me out, made me do pushups,” the singer says of her training.
Will Rihanna pull a Justin Timberlake and transition to acting, or will she head right back to the recording studio? We'll find out in May!
Check out the still shot of Rihanna in the photo above, plus new images from "The Hunger Games" and "The Amazing Spider-Man."
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Lol, omg I saw a trailer for the battleship movie. Seems to be about the navy vs.... Some mile long alien spaceship? W t f? Don't quite remember an alien spaceship in the board game :p
Eh... I'll pass.
She is so cute, but she comes across as just nasty. She and Lady Gaga can't do a concert without flashing the old crotch. I guess when talent is short, you do what you can.
Rihanna's accent is beautiful. The carribean people accent is beautiful period. I'm sure your accent is "uber annoying" to them. Yes, you have an accent also! However, she's a pretty girl and I hope that she can act better than she can sing.
Cant these singers leave the acting to the actors.. That accent that Rhianna has is going to be uber annoying... She looks good but really acting??? Hope she has a language coach for that accent!
Rihanna should use that weapon to slay Chris BrownStain then turn it on herself.
She can't be any worst of an actor than Skarsgard. Out of all the R&B singers, Aaliyah and Whitney were the best, Beyoce's in the middle and Mariah was the worst (pre-Precious). I am willing to give Rihanna a chance a s long as she doesn't pull a Britney.
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Yeah. Lets feed them, nurture them only to have to kill them once they begin their Jihad.
thanks for taking to time to think of something that affects the real world. i certainly will ..
She was drilled, yelled at, cussed out, taken through the paces...hhmmm! Yep, she went through Chris Brown, she can handle this!Lol!!
Oooo excited for Hunger Games, although they'll probably butcher it.
Ri Ri can't act. She hasn't been able to figure out how to sing without Auto-Tune!
Ri Ri can't act.......puhleeease........stop it.......she is a mess.....so ugly her mama won't claim her......
"One man drilled me"
Is that in the uncut version of the movie?
I'd like to see those giraffe legs in a camouflaged thong,she is to s*xy for this movie.
So... where are the Hunger Games photos?
oh yeah, Firsty!
its only firsty if you say firsty on your first post (yes, I'm jealous)
She can grip my oversize weapon!
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