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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Cemetery Junction - Filming has begun on Ricky Gervais' new film

Principal photography is set to commence on location in London today on Cemetery Junction, the first motion picture written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the multi-award winning team behind The Office and Extras.

Ralph Fiennes (The Reader, Schindler’s List), Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras, The Invention of Lying, Ghost Town), Emily Watson (Synecdoche, New York, Breaking the Waves) and Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited) feature alongside stars-of-the-future Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan.

Cemetery Junction tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape.

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls.

Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is.

When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives for ever.

The photo is a costume/makeup test of the three leads. Gervais and Merchant saw them as "the English 23 year-old, John Travolta, James Dean and Lou Costello." I can kind of see where they are coming from with that photo.

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