Taylor Kitsch Boards ‘Battleship’

Taylor KitschFriday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch is set to board director Peter Berg’s upcoming Battleship movie.

Kitsch will play Hopper, the film’s lead role.

The actor — whose big-screen career is starting to take off — and Berg are no strangers: They’ve worked alongside each other frequently on the beloved football series.

Battleship, based on the board game of the same name, will hit theaters in May 2012.