OK two pieces of news on insanely popular singers getting movie roles. First a good one: one of the most talented music stars, Justin Timberlake, has been offered the role in "I'm.Mortal", the sf movie directed by Andrew Niccol that I wrote about last month. The story takes place in a future where the aging gene has been eliminated and immortality is granted to those who can afford it, with "time" essentially becoming society's currency. Amanda Seyfried will play a girl who gets taken hostage by Justin's character (if he takes the role), who murdered a man for his "time" and goes on the run. Now, if this really happen, Justin and Amanda could possible become the most adorable movie couple ever. Justin Timberlake has already proved a few times before that he has serious acting skills as well, giving solid performances in "Edison",
"Alpha Dog" and will star in "The Social Network" and "Friends With Benefits".
The bad news is that pop-tart Rihanna will make her debut on film in what is already considered one of the most unpromising upcoming movies - "Battleship", a sf action which takes place across the seas, over the skies and land in a battle for planet survival against a superior alien force. Taylor Kitsch will be a naval officer who leads the fight while Alexander Skarsgård will play his brother. This movie is basically an adaptation of Hasbro's naval combat board game and as some jester said somewhere around Internet today - when the aliens start attacking, Rihanna will tell everyone to get under her umbrella, ella, ella...e,e,e ... :)