Hoffman and Bill Nighy Rock Boat


Entertainment Weekly reports that Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy are joining Kenneth Branagh, Rhys Ifans and January Jones in the new Richard Curtis romantic comedy, The Boat That Rocked, at Universal Pictures.

Hoffman is in negotiations to play the role of irreverent, iconic DJ The Count in the film, which recounts the true story of a British pirate radio station that operated from a boat in the North Sea when the BBC was only broadcasting two hours of pop music each week in the ’60s.

Filming is slated to begin in London on March 3. Bill Nighy previously starred in Curtis’ Love Actually.