Gervais and Merchant’s Cemetery Junction trailer debut!


A (very, very early) teaser trailer for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant‘s upcoming film Cemetery Junction, featuring comedy superstar and regular yuck-meister Ralph Fiennes has debuted online.

Cemetery Junction follows a couple of twenty-something’s working as building society clerks in 1970’s Reading. Gervais has described it as a cross between The Office and Mad Men, which would still sound like the greatest movie ever, even if it were being pitched by the terrible David S. Goyer.

While this will be the second film written and directed by Gervais (following The Invention of Lying), it is the first for his Office and Extras collaborator Merchant. I’ve long suspected that Merchant is responsible for the heart of their earlier projects, but I guess we won’t know until we’ve seen both TIOL and Cemetery Junction.

Anyway, back to the trailer. It’s pretty much just Gervais and Merchant having a go at Fiennes for not being an Oscar winner. But who wouldn’t want to watch that?
Gervais has been keeping his blog updated with plenty of set pics and updates from the set.

This first pic features the film’s young stars. From left, Gervais, Jack Doolan as Snork, Christian Cooke as Freddie, Tom Hughes as Bruce and Merchant.

Ricky Gervais also has a small role as working class father Lem Taylor.

The picture also stars Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes (obviously) and Emily Watson.

Cemetery Junction, originally titled The Men From The Pru, is set for release in 2010.

Discuss: Are we going to have an over-saturation of Gervais in 2010? Or is that impossible? As someone who listens to his radio show and podcasts daily, I lean towards impossible.

One Response to “Gervais and Merchant’s Cemetery Junction trailer debut!”

  1. oooooohhh chimpanze that!!! movie news.

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