On this Veterans Day, the USO and Universal Pictures encourage everyone to visit our Facebook page to share their stories of friends and family members who serve or have served in defense of our country and of democracy around the world. This partnership between the USO and Universal Pictures also focuses on the studio’s upcoming movie release of “Battleship,” slated for release next summer.
Described as “an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force” by Universal Pictures, “Battleship” stars Taylor Kitsch (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”), supermodel Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard (HBO’s “True Blood”), recording artist superstar Rihanna and acting great Liam Neeson.
In the featurette below, go behind the scenes with film director Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights,” “The Kingdom,” “Hancock”) as he shows how the production has incorporated active duty and retired military members into the movie and what they bring to the feature. (Look closely and you might be able to catch glimpses of some of the film’s stars, as well.)
Want more? View the theatrical trailer. – Christian Pelusi, USO
More from the USO
Aug 24, 2016
USO and the What To Expect Foundation Host Special Delivery Baby Shower in Dover
Being pregnant isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. But being pregnant and having a spouse in the military – or serving yourself – can make the expecting experience exponentially more difficult. That’s why the USO and the What to Expect Foundation, led by best-selling author Heidi Murkoff, team to bring Special Delivery Baby Showers to military bases around the world.
Aug 24, 2016
A Dish in the Desert: USO Piloting Expeditionary Satellite Internet Kit Program for Service Members Downrange
After months of research, two reinforced plastic cases arrived at Camp Shorab, a once-bustling Marine Corps base in Southwestern Afghanistan. When unpacked the packages’ color-coded contents provided a free USO internet connection for troops on the ground.