“Battleship” star Rachiel Leigh Cook and “Batten Down the Hatches” actor Robert Knepper will join “Batto,” a big-budget film from “Batsignal” producer Andrew Probert, on the big screen.
The film, which opens in theaters next month, stars Cook as a former Navy SEAL with a secret mission.
Cook is the first cast member to star in the “BATTLE” reboot, which is being directed by Probert.
“Batta, Batto,” which is produced by Propert and written by “Bastard,” is a comedy that focuses on a female SEAL in the Navy who is on a mission of her own.
Cook plays a young woman who joins the SEALs and goes into hiding in an unlikely locale.
“I’ve never been on a movie set before and it was such an adrenaline rush,” Cook said in a statement.
“To have my first time on set, and to get a part that I can really feel and look at as the best part of the movie, is so exciting.”
The film is based on the novel by James Patterson.
Cook, whose credits include “Django Unchained,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” also has a role in the upcoming film “Baptized,” which stars Michael Fassbender as the lead.
The movie is set in 2018.
Cook previously starred in “Hogan’s Heroes,” a series of live-action “Battlefields” that was based on a book by Peter Parker.
Cook said the new movie will be a “big, beautiful, big-hearted comedy” that focuses “on women and men who are on missions and in their mission.”
Probert said he and Cook will be “one of the most compellingly powerful characters on the planet.”
“The movie is a celebration of women and their ability to be warriors and be able to go on missions,” he said in the statement.
The actor added that the film will also explore “the power of friendship, the power of love and the power to do the right thing.
I want to show how powerful friendship is.”
The movie, which will be released by Universal on May 24, is being produced by “Discovery” producer Mike DelGaudio and “Rampant,” Probert’s other “Bato” production.
“Ramps” is based off of a book about a Navy SEAL who helps a former enemy capture a senior member of his platoon.
Probert is also producing the “Gods and Monsters” sequel to “Battsignal.”
Propert’s “Batti” is being written by Adam Fuchs, the co-creator of “The Last Ship.”
Fuchs wrote “Betsignal,” a memoir that was adapted into a 2013 film.
The book details Propert, his wife, the two sons and their parents.
The novel centers on a former SEAL who is a former Marine who goes undercover in China.
He comes to America to rescue his family.
He soon learns that his family is being held hostage by the Chinese military.