Obviously a kind of Animal House by way of a true saga of British radio pirates in the mid ’60s, operating off a ship in the North Sea. The director-writer is Love Actually ‘s Richard Curtis, which, if you’ve seen Love Actually, could be a cause for slight concern among some of you. Opening in England only about six weeks from now, and then throughout Europe in April and May. Universal’s domestic release date is apparently up in the air.

The cast includes Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gemma Arterton, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, January Jones, Nick Frost and Rhys Ifans. Key marketing line: “These are the best years of our lives.”