Official poster for PIRATE RADIO
Every time I hear mention of the upcoming film PIRATE RADIO, I wonder to myself why the name was changed for American audiences only. Internationally, the film is still being released under the title THE BOAT THAT ROCKED. Is it because they think that we don't know how to "rock boats" here in America? Or maybe because Americans are more likely to go see movies with the word "pirate" in the title? If that was the case, then 1983's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and 1984's ICE PIRATES should have done better domestically.
What I do know for sure is that the film's official poster, under the title PIRATE RADIO, was just released. It is a minor update on the original THE BOAT THAT ROCKED poster we brought you one year ago this month. Of course, that doesn't make it any less cool!
PIRATE RADIO features an all-star cast including Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Frost, and more. The film, which takes place in the 1960s, centers around a ship that houses an illegal radio station run by a group of rogue DJs who play rock music in an act to oppose the British government. The film was written and directed by Richard Curtis (LOVE ACTUALLY).
Check out the poster after the jump!
Source Focus Features