Rihanna can sing. But can she sink your destroyer? She looks like she’s going to give it her best shot in the first photos of the R&B recording artist in costume to emerge from the set of Battleship. Director Peter Berg of Hancock fame had already added Wolverine: Origins Cajun Taylor Kitsch and True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård to his cast. Now, he’s going to give her a shot at acting as well.
The pics showed up on RihannaPhotos.org (via Collider.com), and they don’t give away too much about the plot beyond the fact that Eminem’s duet partner from “Love the Way You Lie” appears to be in the U.S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. John Paul Jones, which is in fact a real ship.
The Navy will be taking on aliens in the movie, and we can only assume that since this is based on the classic board game and Hasbro has nothing but the highest standards for how its properties are treated, grid coordinates and sinking things will be central to Rihanna’s mission.