Hoffman & Nighy Hop On A Boat

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy are joining Kenneth Branagh, Rhys Ifans and January Jones in Universal Pictures romantic comedy “The Boat That Rocked” reports Entertainment Weekly.

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.

Richard Curtis penned and will direct the project. Filming is slated to begin in London on March 3rd.