Uploaded on Feb 2, 2010
RALPH FIENNES (The Reader, Schindlers List), RICKY GERVAIS (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.
An original story, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant add, CEMETERY JUNCTION is going to be glossy and glorious, full of humour, romance and drama, as well as our usual observations on the truth and absurdity of real life.
The film will be designed by Anna Higginson (Extras), costume designer is Ruth Myers (The Golden Compass) and Remi Adefarasin (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) is cinematographer.
CEMETERY JUNCTION will shoot in and around London and at Shepperton Studios. The film is produced by Sue Baden-Powell and Charlie Hanson and executive producers are Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
Follow Ricky Gervais daily blog on rickygervais.com as the film progresses through production.
CEMETERY JUNCTION is a Sony International Motion Picture Production.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has worldwide rights and will be releasing CEMETERY JUNCTION in cinemas in 2010.