Rihanna Gets the Spotlight in New Battleship Character Featurette
01.16.12 by BJSprecher
Even though the cast of director Peter Berg's (Hancock) Hasbro board game-turned-movie Battleship includes the likes of up-and-coming actor Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) and veteran tough guy Liam Neeson (The Grey), Rihanna is clearly the biggest star in the movie considering she has sold more than 20 million albums and 60 million singles and needs a warehouse to store all of her music awards. It's no wonder then that the first character featurette focuses on Rihanna and her character, Raikes, a tough-as-nails weapons officer modeled after real-life sailor Jacqueline Carrizosa, who served as a technical advisor on the movie. The featurette contains commentary from Rihanna and Carrizosa and includes behind-the-scenes footage of Rihanna in action on the set.
Battleship was written by Jon and Erich Hoeber (Whiteout), with revisions by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Rounders). Josh Pence, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard and Tadanobu Asano also star.