Box Office Preview: 'Battleship' Boldly Opens More Than a Month Early Overseas
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feedproxy.google.com The Universal pic begins rolling out this week and weekend internationally, becoming the first summer tentpole in Hollywood's history to target foreign audiences so far in advance of a film's domestic debut. Read »
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Battleship Synopsis and Credits

Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane. Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Scott Stuber (Couples Retreat), Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers franchise), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander). Summer 2012 begins with the biggest battle of all: Battleship.

"Battleship" stars Alexander Skarsgard, Asano Tadanobu, Brooklyn Decker, Hamish Linklater, Jesse Plemons, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, and Taylor Kitsch.

Directed by Peter Berg.
Written by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber.
Produced by Bennett Schneir, Brian Goldner, Duncan Henderson, Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, and Scott Stuber.
Production company/distributor: Universal Pictures.

Release Date: May 18, 2012

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