Movie: Battleship
Release date: May 18

So far, 2012 has been a big year for Rihanna. The singer’s gained ever more devoted fans after establishing herself as devil-may-care celebrity, she’s one of the few singers who actually received rave reviews after performing on Saturday Night Live and her music video for “Where Have You Been” broke the VEVO record for most views in 25 hours (4.9 million).

Up next, she’s tapping into her arsenal of talent by making her acting debut in the explosive sci-fi film, Battleship (yes, it’s a film adaptation of the board game). In the film, Rihanna plays Petty office Cora Rikes, Lieutenant Alex Hopper’s (Taylor Kitsch) trusty crew mate who specializes in weapons on the USS John Paul Jones.