Instead, she'll be sliding a peg into that vertical board and sinking our Battleship.
Variety reports that Rihanna will debut in Peter Berg's Battleship, starring alongside Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard. As you may remember, the project "takes place across the seas, over the skies and land in a battle for planet survival against a superior force," because -- you know -- those pegs are actually little alien beings! Kitsch is a naval officer, Skarsgard is playing his brother, and there's no word yet on who Rihanna will play. Perhaps the brothers get in trouble and she pops up for a random musical number singing "Rude Boy."
As a performer with no television or movie acting credits under her belt (just stints as herself in projects like Bring It On: All or Nothing), this seems like a sketchy move, somewhat akin to Aaliyah starring in Queen of the Damned (though at least she already had Romeo Must Die under her belt). Then again, this is the production that took a simple board game and threw it in a blender with some aliens. Could this be anything but a mess? And if it's destined for the hallowed halls of mockery, why did Skarsgard sign on?