Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the duo who created The Office and Extras, are together again with a new film: Cemetery Junction. Oddly, it looks like it may be a drama and star a group of younger actors. The film is set in 1970s England and “follows the lives of three working-class friends trapped in a small town.” One of them gets a new job and reconvenes with his childhood sweetheart, causing drama among the group. It’s set for release on April 14, 2010. Here’s the trailer.
Update: Sony has taken it down from YouTube. Will post again when it has been officially released.
Usually Gervais stars in most of his productions, but he may be a secondary character this go round. I’m a bit puzzled, but I’ll withhold judgment. What do you guys think? Are you prepared for a drama from the creator of the BBC Office?