Universal Hires Victoria’s Secret Model to Sink Your ‘Battleship’

By  · Published on August 17th, 2010

Finally, after months and months of waiting for the next fad in Hollywood, it’s finally emerged: casting women who look hot in their underwear professionally as stars of action films. Apparently flipping through a Victoria’s Secret catalog is easier than combing through head shots.

Or whatever they’re doing gives a new meaning to the term “head shots.”

Or some other tasteless joke.

The point is that Brooklyn Decker has been cast in Universal’s big budget toy movie Battleship ‐ in which a US Naval fleet has to defend the world from aliens…just like in the classic game!

Decker is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and has done shoots for Victoria’s Secret. Clearly, she’s good at what she does, but whether that will translate to the big screen when she has to move around and talk has yet to be seen.

Keep your fingers crossed for the next announcement of a model turning actress so we can all rejoice in Michael Bay creating yet another trend in film. And for those who feel we’re blatantly chauvinistic for using that particular photograph of Decker ‐ it was the most discrete we could find. [Latino Review]

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