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UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson, Ricky Gervais, Julia Davis, Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan, Matthew Goode, Francis Magee, Steve Speirs, Anne Reid, Katy Murphy, Bryony Hannah
Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
UK: 94 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains infrequent very strong language, strong language & sex references
USA Release Date: tbc
UK Release Date: 14 April 2010
Official US website
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 forever.
Ralph Fiennes (THE READER), Ricky Gervais (THE INVENTION OF LYING), Emily Watson (SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK) and Matthew Goode (WATCHMEN) feature alongside stars-of-the-future Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan.
Filmed on location in London tomorrow during the summer of 2009, CEMETERY JUNCTION is the first motion picture written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the multi-award winning team behind THE OFFICE and EXTRAS.
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.
From the directors
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".