Photos: Rihanna in 'Battleship,' Jennifer Lawrence in 'Hunger Games'
August 9th, 2011
04:52 PM ET

Photos: Rihanna in 'Battleship,' Jennifer Lawrence in 'Hunger Games'

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."

Filed under: Liam Neeson • movies • Rihanna

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    April 21, 2012 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Priscila

    Ri u ar gud at wat u do.don't believe in critism.

    August 11, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Superhiro

    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

    August 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. KajinPL

    Eh... I'll pass.

    August 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Louise

    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.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @ugghh

    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.

    August 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ugghh

    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!

    August 10, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. ray ray

    Rihanna should use that weapon to slay Chris BrownStain then turn it on herself.

    August 10, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tai

    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.

    August 10, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. charlie crack

    Hey @ms fernace........have a good night......been awhile since Ive run across you.......have a good day good

    August 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DeeCee1000

    Pleeeese donate to Somalia if you can. Anything will do. A little goes a long way but please don't forget the famine in Somalia. Find a reputable organization to donate, Unicef, Oxfam, Worldvision, Savethechildren. Please donate.

    August 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eaton Manasses

      Yeah. Lets feed them, nurture them only to have to kill them once they begin their Jihad.

      August 10, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Tai

      thanks for taking to time to think of something that affects the real world. i certainly will ..

      August 10, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. fernace

    She was drilled, yelled at, cussed out, taken through the paces...hhmmm! Yep, she went through Chris Brown, she can handle this!Lol!!

    August 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tazer warrior princess

    Oooo excited for Hunger Games, although they'll probably butcher it.

    August 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dick Clark

    Ri Ri can't act. She hasn't been able to figure out how to sing without Auto-Tune!

    August 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. charlie crack

    Ri Ri can't act.......puhleeease........stop it.......she is a ugly her mama won't claim her......

    August 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Oodoodanoo

    "One man drilled me"

    Is that in the uncut version of the movie?

    August 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  17. The 0ne

    I'd like to see those giraffe legs in a camouflaged thong,she is to s*xy for this movie.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Matrinka

    So... where are the Hunger Games photos?

    August 9, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jujubeans

    oh yeah, Firsty!

    August 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • portalpunk

      its only firsty if you say firsty on your first post (yes, I'm jealous)

      August 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jujubeans

    She can grip my oversize weapon!

    August 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |

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