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Cemetery Junction
Directed by Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
Written by Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) 9 April 2010
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Cemetery Junction is an upcoming film written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Principal photography began on 15 June 2009,[1] and the film is set to be released on 9 April 2010.[2]

The film was originally titled The Man from the Pru, a colloquial term (and later an advertising slogan) for agents of the Prudential insurance company. During the writing of the film, the Prudential allowed Gervais and Merchant to use their archives for research. However, after reading the finished script, the company decided it was not pleased with how they were to be portrayed in the film and decided not to allow their name to be used. The new title comes from the name of a road junction in the New Town district of the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire where the film takes place. [3]



Cemetery Junction is set in the 1970s in Reading, Berkshire, where Gervais himself grew up. It follows two twenty-somethings who work as building society clerks. According to Gervais, it is a "coming of age" story that is a cross between The Office and Mad Men.[4]


So far the only cast members confirmed are Gervais, who will play the father of one of the twenty-somethings, two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes, Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan. [5]


In an interview with BBC Radio 2's Danny Wallace on 9th January 2010, Gervais stated the script was loosely based upon the lyrics of the Bruce Springsteen song Thunder Road.[6]


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