Taylor Kitsch'John Carter of Mars' star Taylor Kitsch has landed the lead role in Universal's upcoming 'Battleship' film, based on the Hasbro board game. He'll play Naval commander Alex Hopper in the film, which is to be directed by Peter Berg from a script by Jon and Erich Hoeber. According to reports, Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner ('Hurt Locker') was also eyeing the role, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. [Heat Vision]

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