Gervais & Merchant take on the big screen with Cemetery Junction


imagesOffice co-creators/writers Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant take the leap to the big screen with their upcoming film, Cemetery Junction, scheduled for an April 2010 release in the U.K. Unfortunately, no scheduled release date set as of yet in the United States.

Taking place in 1970’s England, Gervais describes the film as a ‘coming of age’ cross between The Office and Mad Men. The film, starring Christian Cooke (of Demon’s fame), is set in the town that Gervais grew up in and tells the universal story of being trapped in a small town with no visible means of escape.

In a BBC 2 radio interview recently, Gervais commented that the script is loosely based on the Bruce Springsteen song, Thunder Road.