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'Pirate Radio' Comes to Theaters Across America, 11/13

Pirate Radio is the newest ensemble comedy from filmmaker Richard Curtis (screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, and writer/director of Love Actually), spinning the irreverent yet fact-based tale of a seafaring band of rogue rock and roll deejays whose "pirate radio" captivated and inspired 1960s Britain opens on November 13th.

Playing the music that rocked a nation and a decade, the group boldly and hilariously defies the government that tries to shut them down.

The Radio Rock roster, overseen by unflappable station owner (and ship's captain) Quentin (Bill Nighy), includes a risk-prone American known only as The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman); mystic deeJay Royalty Gavin (Rhys Ifans); slyly amorous Dave (Nick Frost); idiosyncratic New Zealander Angus (Rhys Darby); the rarely seen Bob (Ralph Brown); the aptly named Thick Kevin (Tom Brooke); lovelorn Simon (Chris O'Dowd); ladies' magnet Mark (Tom Wisdom); shy Harold (Ike Hamilton); reporter News John (Will Adamsdale); and lesbian ship's cook Felicity (Katherine Parkinson). One night in 1966, Quentin's teenaged godson Carl (Tom Sturridge) comes aboard. While Carl harbors romantic aspirations that he hopes will be fulfilled during one of the biweekly visits by Radio Rock's prettiest fans, he also hopes to find out more about his long-absent father...

A Focus Features presentation in association with StudioCanal of a Working Title production, Pirate Radio also stars Talulah Riley (St. Trinian's) and January Jones (Mad Men). Executive-produced by Richard Curtis, Debra Hayward, and Liza Chasin, Pirate Radio is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Hilary BEvan Jones. Written and directed by Richard Curtis, the film is MPAA-rated R (for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity) and has a running time of 115 minutes.

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