Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's 'Cemetery Juction': Definitely not 'The Office'

The first trailer for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant‘s coming-of-age movie Cemetery Junction is out, and it indeed looks British and coming-of-age-y! Bonus points for the Bowie:

Over the summer, Merchant explained the plot thusly: “The film itself centers around three young guys growing up in a small town. One of them is dreaming big, he wants to escape the blue-collar life which his dad, played by Ricky, has, working in a factory and window-cleaning on the side. He aspires to something else. And he meets Ralph Fiennes, who works for a big white-collar company, and he decides that’s his way out. But it starts to sort of distance him from his other working-class mates.” Gervais told us that Cemetery Junction is the duo’s “Saturday Night Fever meets Diner meets Rebel Without a Cause,” and that seems to be the vibe they’ve nailed.

Are you looking forward to Cemetery Junction, PopWatchers?

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  • TL

    Can’t wait! Love those guys.

  • a

    Did I just see Owen from Torchwood lurking in the background?

    • smartAlex

      I just had that same thought!!! the scene where they’re being released from the drunk takes, that was some prime Owen lurking..
      if he and Jack can both somehow end up on US torchwood.. and ianto. and rhys. and i suppose gwen and tosh can come too.

      and thats coming from a straight 25 year old guy haha… love me some Cpt Jack and the boys.

      • smartAlex

        *drunk TANKS.

    • Meg

      That was DEF Owen.

      I really really hope they don’t do the US version of torchwood.


  • Chip H

    Bowie wrote it, but that was the Mott the Hoople version playing. Does that make you half right or half wrong? :)

    • Madd

      Are you sure? It sounded like the Bowie version to me.

  • cruzilla

    All the Young Dudes is by Mott the Hoople, not Bowie. It’s a common error, although typically made by people who are not professional entertainment journalists.

    • mtraptor

      He wrote it, he’s recorded it. It’s a perfectly logical error to make.

    • mtraptor

      And anyway, that was definitely Bowie’s version in the trailer.

  • cruzilla

    Chip types faster than me and is also a lot nicer :)

  • Madd

    I’m always up for a good coming-of-age tale. DEFINITELY bonus points for using Bowie’s version of All the Young Dudes. And always good to see Ralph Fiennes.

  • chris

    will definitely see it.

  • Stacie

    It’s so hard to be young in the late 60s early 70s!

  • Josie

    This is quite possibly the worst trailer ever – not the content, but the presentation. The music was too strong and the bleeping out of the swear word ruined that scene. I have no idea what is going on in this movie.

    • JD

      It’s a british version, shorter and they can use the swear word. When Columbia releases* it in States it will probably be 2 1/2 mins, and swearing taken out. It was also leaked, thus sound problems.

  • Susan Wolter

    Is the lead kid the same one who’s the lead in the BBC show “Demons”, that’s showing Saturday on BBC America.

    • StellaLouise

      Thats what I was thinking! Sure sounds like him.

    • nessie

      At first I thought I was crazy, but I really think its him! Does anybody know why its ending??

  • Lauren

    That was the Mott the Hoople version. The guy sounds a lot like Bowie, but his version is noticeably different, listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZqY3hiXJr8

  • jess

    How could you not mention it was a trip to dreamy Brit town?
    The often-shirtless dude from Demons (christian cooke) as the lead, the dreamy guy from Leap Year (matthew goode), and Owen (burn gorman) lurking.
    Totally looking forward to this one.

  • Greg

    David Bowie is singing ALONG with the original Mott The Hoople (definitive) version. He wrote and produced the track, but the opening riff is by Mick Ralphs and the rap at the end is all Ian Hunter’s doing.

  • Tracy

    why did they bleep out the word ‘shagging’? bloody sensors!!

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