A recent Oscar nominee could parlay his heralded war-movie turn into a different type of battle role. According to Reuters, The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is in talks to board Battleship. Here's an excerpt from the article.

Renner is in talks with Universal and director Peter Berg about taking the lead role in Battleship. He's also had no fewer than five meetings to star in another project, which he declines to reveal. Both films are expected to shoot in the summer, so Renner will be choosing between the two.

But first he'll squeeze in indie Raven, a period thriller with Ewan McGregor in talks to co-star. "(The Hurt Locker has) allowed me to exhale and go, 'OK, now I can really start,'" Renner says. "Maybe it's a form of arrival, maybe it's a type of beginning."

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any news of Renner's Battleship involvement, Raven or Renner's unknown project as soon as we have more information. Battleship, which Peter Berg is directing, is currently set for a May 25, 2012 release.