- Follow Us! Liam Neeson joins the cast of Battleship. Stay tuned for the details. Hey guys, I'm Amanda Janner, and you're watching Clevver Movies. With a big budget of $200 million for Universal's new film Battleship, it seemed a little risky that the movie didn't have an A-list actor on board. Execs have taken care of that situation by adding Liam Neeson to the cast. The Peter Berg film is the big-screen adaptaition of the popular Hasbro naval combat board game. The movie will take on a massive Naval adventure across the seas, land, and sky. Neeson will portray the character of Admiral Shane and will star alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna. Universal is looking to release Battleship on May 18, 2012. Stay with us on Clevver Movies for the latest movie trailers and movie news. And don't forget to follow us on Twittter @ClevverMovies. We'll see you next time.