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Pirate Radio Sails On

Posted November 11, 2009

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As Pirate Radio gets ready to sail into theaters, a wave of new articles are coming out about the cast and filmmakers. On, Rebecca Murray provides a funny interview with the larger-than-life Nick Frost, who talks about the problems fitting on a boat with a plus-size frame, as well as the beating he suffered for not being a swinging sixties guy:


In the first week of the film I said to Richard, 'I need to talk to you,' and so he came over and he said, 'What's up?' I said, 'I've never listened to a Rolling Stones record,' admitted Frost. "And he said, 'Oh Bill,' and they got Bill Nighy over who’s a massive Stones nut, and the two of them just kind of told me off for five minutes."

At the San Francisco Gate, Ruthe Stein speaks to filmmaker Richard Curtis about music-based films:

Curtis said he had Animal House and especially M*A*S*H in mind while writing Pirate Radio. "It's what I've been doing recently in films, having lots of characters and little stories intertwining "In this film I was trying to show how modern the '60s were. The movie M*A*S*H, was ostensibly set in the '50s, but all the conversations and haircuts are completely out of the '60s and '70s. I wanted to do the '60s in quite a modern way."

Samantha Conti at Women's Wear Daily profiles the two, fashionable young things––Tallulah Riley and Tom Sturridge––in “The Breakout Brits of Pirate Radio.” And Lewis Beale at the Victoria Advocate gets a “Fast Chat with Pirate Radio’ co-star Bill Nighy.”