In the late 1960s, American radio stations blasted rock and roll 24 hours a day. But in the home country of the Beatles
and The Rolling Stones
, the only way 25 million people could hear their music was to tune in…to a boat.
Celebrated filmmaker Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral
, Notting Hill
, Bridget Jones's Diary
, Love Actually
) brings the incredible story of a band of rogue deejays who captivated British radio listeners in the '60s, playing the music that defined a generation and boldly defying the government that tried to shut them down - The Boat That Rocked
Leading the cast of the comedy are Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Radio Rock's infamous deejay The Count; Bill Nighy
as the station's owner (and ship's captain), Quentin; Rhys Ifans
as mystic deejay royalty Gavin; Nick Frost
as the amorous, sarcastic disc jockey Dave; and Kenneth Branagh
as the man out to silence Radio Rock, Minister Dormandy.
The Boat That Rocked
sails into theaters August 28th.