Everyone pull out your umbrellas it’s about to start raining. A new casting announcement has been made regarding Universal’s toy to screen adaptation of Battleship. According to Variety, pop star Rihanna has landed a role in the film. This is the same singer who does that annoying echo effect in all her songs and has absolutely no acting experience. Perfect! This is exactly what this movie (that people already had doubts about) needs! More info…

The trade is reporting that Rihanna will make her feature film debut in the tentpole project (her cameo in the straight to DVD Bring it On movie doesn’t count), which will be directed by Peter Berg and co-stars Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard. Battleship will take place across the seas, over the skies and land in a battle for planet survival against a superior force. Kitsch stars as a naval officer who leads the fight and Skarsgard plays his brother.

Who does Rihanna play? Who the hell knows?! They don’t give any details on her character at all. They just specify that the film will begin shooting soon and the release date is set for May 18, 2012. I’m assuming she’ll be a love interest for Kitsch’s character since Skarsgard’s role seems to be more straight laced. He won’t have any time for love.

This sucks on so many levels. As if we weren’t already looking at this movie with a big question mark over our heads. There are plenty of actresses out there (emphasis on actresses) who could have taken on this role, why’d they have to go and do this? Can she even do an American accent? Or will she play some island girl they meet on leave?

What do you think of Rihanna joining the cast of Battleship?