- The Boat That Rocked
name = The Boat That Rocked
Tim Bevan Eric Fellner Hilary Bevan Jones
writer = Richard Curtis
Philip Seymour Hoffman Bill Nighy Rhys Ifans Nick Frost Kenneth Branagh January Jones Jack Davenport
language = English
imdb_id = 1131729
"The Boat That Rocked" is an upcoming ensemble period
comedy film, scheduled for release in 2009. The film is set in 1966 and tells of the United Kingdom pirate radio movement, which illegally broadcast to audiences of up to 25 million from ships anchored off the coast of the UK. The film is written and directed by Richard Curtisand is being made by Working Title Filmsfor Universal Pictures. "The Boat That Rocked" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frostand Kenneth Branagh. Principal photographystarted on March 4 2008on location off the coast of England and ended in June 2008.
In the 1960s, illegal radio stations broadcast rock and pop music to up to 25 million people in the UK from ships anchored in the
North Sea. The film tells of one such group of DJs in 1966 who are at the forefront of the UK pirate radiomovement, putting them at odds with a traditionalist British government which prefers to broadcast jazz. [cite web | url=http://www.workingtitlefilms.com/filmSynopsis.php?filmID=120 | title=Official synopsis | publisher= Working Title Films| accessdate=2008-03-27 ] cite news | url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117981812.html | author=Adam Dawtrey | title=Curtis sets sail on Universal's 'Boat' | publisher=Variety | date= 2008-03-04| accessdate=2008-03-26 ]
Philip Seymour Hoffmanplays The Count, "a big, brash, American god of the airwaves".cite news | url=http://www.workingtitlefilms.com/newsArticle.php?newsID=202 | title=Filming Begins on 'The Boat That Rocked' | publisher= Working Title Films| date= 2008-03-04| accessdate=2008-03-27 ]
Bill Nighyplays Quentin, the radio station's boss.
Rhys Ifansplays Gavin, a British DJ recently returned from a drugs tour of America to "reclaim his rightful position" as the greatest DJ in Britain.
Nick Frostplays Dave, Gavin's "ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny" co-DJ.
Kenneth Branaghplays British Minister Dormandy out to shut down the illegal radio station.
January Jonesplays Elenore, an American woman who visits the DJs on the boat and falls for Gavin. [cite news | url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117981080.html | author=Diane Garrett | title=Trio ready to rock 'Boat' | publisher=Variety | date= 2008-02-18| accessdate=2008-03-26 ]
Jack Davenportas Twatt
Tom Sturridgeas Carl
Ralph Brownas Bob
Chris O'Dowdas Simon
Gemma Artertonas Desiree [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1131729/fullcredits#cast The Boat That Rocked (2009) - Full cast and crew] ]
Emma Thompsonas Charlotte
Tom Wisdomas Mark
Rhys Darbyas Angus
Talulah Rileyas Marianne
The film is being written and directed by
Richard Curtisand is being made by Working Title Filmsfor Universal Studios. Producing for Working Title are Tim Bevan, Eric Fellnerand Hilary Bevan Jones. Debra Hayward and Liza Chasin are acting as executive producers.cite web | url= http://www.workingtitlefilms.com/filmCastCrew.php?filmID=120 | title=Cast and crew information | publisher= Working Title Films| accessdate=2008-03-27 ] Principal photographybegan on March 3 2008and continued June 2008. Filming is taking place in a fishing trawler moored in Portland Harbour, Dorset, with boat interior shots filmed inside a warehouse in Osprey Quay on the Isle of Portland.cite news | url=http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/display.var.2160801.0.1_million_film_is_ready_to_rock.php | title=£1 million film is ready to rock | publisher=Dorset Echo | year=2008 | accessdate=2008-04-01] and at Shepperton Studios. "The Boat That Rocked" is Curtis' first non- romantic comedyfilm, and is expected to be released in 2009.
On 28 April 2008, scenes from the film were shot on Roupell St, Waterloo. The Kings Arms, also Roupell St, was converted to the Red Lion for the purposes of this production.
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