Rihanna boards Battleship

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July 27th, 2010

Rihanna will make her big screen debut in 'Battleship'.

The 'Rude Boy' singer will star alongside Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch in the movie, based on the popular board game of the same name.

The movie - directed by 'Hancock' filmmaker Peter Berg - takes place across land, sea and air and sees the planet fighting for survival against an alien invader known as The Regents, Variety.com reports.

Kitsch is set to play a naval officer who leads the fight against the invading species, while Skarsgard will play his brother. It is not yet known what role Rihanna will play.

Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the original script for the movie, which has been revised by Brian Koppleman and David Levien.

The film will be told from both sides of the battle - humans and aliens - and it is known that the alien ships will lose their ability to fly once in earth's atmosphere.

'Battleship' is due to hit cinemas on May 18, 2012.