Peter Berg talks casting Rihanna in Battleship

Exclusive: Battleship director on the pop megastar's acting debut

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Battleship will be cruising into cinemas next month, and it marks the acting debut of pop megastar Rihanna.

Total Film recently caught up with director Peter Berg to discuss the strategic moves involved in bringing a boardgame to the big screen, and talk turned to the Barbadian R&B artist.

On the appeal of casting Rihanna in Battleship , Berg told us: “I saw one of her videos and she was really cocky and sassy, very scrappy. There was a certain inherent toughness to her.

“Everyone thought I was crazy but I put a call out and asked her to come in. She was funny and tough, a natural performer.”

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