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Dec 01,2010

Brooklyn on the cover of Ocean Drive

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Brooklyn Decker Heats Up Hollywood
By Laurie Brookins

She’s graced one of the world’s hottest covers (of course we mean ours), but everyone’s favorite swimsuit model has her sight set on an even loftier goal—Hollywood.

She’s trekked from Miami to the Maldives, to the Grenadines and beyond, all to frolic in turquoise waters, for sizzling photos that set men’s hearts aflutter. Lately Hawaii has been the exotic locale beckoning Brooklyn Decker, though artful bikini shots aren’t the reason. The girl who’s graced five consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues—with this year’s edition, she adds the highly coveted cover to her repertoire—has transitioned into acting.

And before you say it, she’s heard it already. “I know it’s such a clichéd thing to say: the model who wants to be an actress,” Decker says. “But to me it felt like a very natural progression. I don’t feel like I’m great at it yet, but I’m willing to work my butt off, and filmmakers seem to be respecting that. I just want to be given an opportunity, the chance to work incredibly hard at it.”

Hollywood must indeed be taking notice, because it’s not low-budget independents that Decker is booking, but rather plum roles in A-list blockbusters-to-be. First up: Just Go With It, set for release February 11, starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, from his highly lucrative Happy Madison production company. “I play his dream girl,” Decker says of the comedy, which sees Sandler’s character enlisting his office assistant, played by Aniston, to be his pretend wife.
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Sep 08,2010

More about the movie

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Today, Universal returns fire with the news that Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Battleship, bringing in some veteran leadership as both an actor and with his character in the film.Neeson will play Admiral Shane of the USS John Paul Jones and if you’re wondering how all of the other characters fit together, they more than just serve together on the same ship; Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) plays Hopper, an officer engaged to Brooklyn Decker’s character, Sam, who happens to be the daughter of Admiral Shane. It’s a Naval family!

If that’s not all, Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) is Hopper’s older brother but he commands another ship, the USS Samson, for which Rihanna’s character Lt. Raikes also serves as a weapons specialist.

As for the story of the Battleship movie, very loosely based on the board game, if at all, the movie will follow human Naval forces as they encounter alien spaceships landed in our ocean. The aliens are stuck with a damaged vessel and alien-human naval warfare ensues. Battleship is directed by Peter Berg (Hancock) and will hit theaters May 18, 2012.