It’s the recipe of a pop star–chart-topping music, world tours, endorsements deals, and the leap into Hollywood. Beyonce did it–how well is up for debate. Now “Rude Boy” songstress Rihanna will make her feature film debut in Universal’s Battleship.
The film is based on the classic board game according to Variety.
The 22-year-old singer will star alongside True Blood regular Alexander Skarsgård and Friday Night Lights cast member Taylor Kitsch.
Battleship is scheduled for release in May 2012. This gives Rihanna nearly two years to prepare for her transition into acting.
But will Rihanna’s stage edge translate to the big screen? Critics and movie goers alike have been less than impressed with Beyonce’s silver screen performances. The singer launched her acting career playing herself–a singing diva in Carmen: A Hip Hopera, and more prominently in Dreamgirls. Rihanna makes a more risqué–and perhaps a less calculated–dive into Tinseltown starring in an action flick: No mics, and hopefully, no airbag shoulders.
So what’s your verdict? Will Rihanna’s Billboard power fair well at the Box Office? Sound off!