Taylor Kitsch To Sink Peter Berg's Battleship

Taylor Kitsch is slowly becoming science fiction's next movie hero. Not only is he starring in John Carter of Mars, but he just landed the lead role in Peter Berg's epic Hasbro board game-inspired Battleship movie.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Kitsch:

is playing a Naval commander named Alex Hopper, described as "wildly spirited" and "a great seaman but a lousy politician.

If there's anything the former Tim Riggins and Gambit actor knows how to do, it's play someone "wildly spirited." Berg's movie is being pushed as an action heavy humans-versus-aliens movie where a naval fleet has to take on an unknown space race. Let's hope Kitsch gets to deliver the pivotal, "you sank my battleship" line.