Liam Neeson is set to portray the role of Admiral Shane in the upcoming Battleship, says THR.com’s Heat Vision. Based on the Hasbro board game, the feature, which Peter Berg is
directing, centers around a battle on land, sea and the sky between
earth’s forces and attacking aliens. Neeson joins Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna. Kitsch will portray his future son-in-law and a Naval officer, with Decker as the Admiral’s daughter, Skarsgard as the commanding officer and Kitsch’s older brother, and Rihanna as a weapons officer on the USS John Paul Jones.
Neeson has been keeping quite busy of late, with recent roles in Clash of the Titans and the A-Team, and upcoming appearances in both The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Next Three Days.