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Taylor Kitsch'John Carter of Mars' star Taylor Kitsch has landed the lead role in Universal's upcoming 'Battleship' film, based on the Hasbro board game. He'll play Naval commander Alex Hopper in the film, which is to be directed by Peter Berg from a script by Jon and Erich Hoeber. According to reports, Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner ('Hurt Locker') was also eyeing the role, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. [Heat Vision]

More casting news after the jump. Taylor Kitsch'John Carter of Mars' star Taylor Kitsch has landed the lead role in Universal's upcoming 'Battleship' film, based on the Hasbro board game. He'll play Naval commander Alex Hopper in the film, which is to be directed by Peter Berg from a script by Jon and Erich Hoeber. According to reports, Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner ('Hurt Locker') was also eyeing the role, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. [Heat Vision]

Mandy MooreA number of A-list stars are on board for Dermot Mulroney's directorial debut, 'Love, Wedding, Marriage.' Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz, James Brolin and Jane Seymour have all landed key roles in the romantic comedy, about a marriage counselor (Moore) who is shocked when her parents (Brolin, Seymour) decide to divorce. [Hollywood Reporter]

Aziz Ansari'Parks and Recreation' star Aziz Ansari is eyeing a starring role in the action comedy '30 Minutes or Less.' Ansari would play a junior high history teacher in the movie, about two men who are "forced to rob a bank when one of them is strapped to a bomb vest." Also in talks to join the film is funnyman Danny McBride. Ruben Fleischer directs. [Hollywood Reporter]

Alice EveAlice Eve ('She's Out of My League') is up for a role in the highly anticipated 'Captain Ameica' movie. Eve would play Peggy Carter in the film, which already stars Chris Evans and 'Gossip Girl's' Sebastain Stan. Next up for Eve is 'Sex and the City 2,' in which she will play Charlotte's (Kristin Davis) nanny. [E!]