Rihanna Totes Machine Gun, Sports Tattoos In ‘Battleship’ Poster

New poster is for the film's international release, with taglines written in Italian.
By Jocelyn Vena

Rihanna in the international "Battleship" poster
Photo: Universal Pictures

Rihanna has always been pretty fierce, and for her "Battleship" poster, the femme fatale is getting her action hero on.

Posted on Aceshowbiz.com, the poster features a tatted-up Rihanna holding a machine gun, her cropped black hair under a hat. The poster is for the film's international release and the taglines are all written in Italian, translating to roughly, "The Battle for Earth Will Happen on the Sea." Fans of the pop star are certainly used to seeing her sport guns. She played a sexy military leader in her "Hard" video, where she pranced around in military couture (most of which lacked pants), danced on military vehicles, wore a helmet that included Mickey Mouse ears and used sexy glances to command her militia.

"I was surprised no one had ever thought to hire Rihanna," director Peter Berg told MTV News recently about the singer's casting in the film based on the board game. "I was a huge fan of her videos. Obviously she's sexy, but she had this real intensity. I'm like, 'Someone's going to get her.'

"When I met with her, she came in a T-shirt and jeans, no makeup, very natural," he added. "She was like, 'Look, I want to be an actress. Don't kiss my ass. Don't lie to me. Push me. Treat me as you would any other actor. Help make me good.' She is really, really good in 'Battleship.' "

In addition to Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson and the film's bad guy, a robot alien, also got the poster treatment. Brooklyn Decker and Hamish Linklater also star in the May 18 release.

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