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Gervais Has A Museum Piece
Another recruit for Ben Stiller comedy

01 February 2006  |  Written by   

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Ricky Gervais is just the latest addition to the sprawling cast of Ben Stiller’s Night At The Museum.

Paying Stiller back for his appearance on Extras, Gervais will fill a small role as an uptight museum director in the film which sees Stiller’s night watchman unleash an ancient curse.

Already hired are Robin Williams, Carla Gugino, Kim Raver, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke and Bill Cobbs.

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America's Most Wanted
Americas most wanted man, Ricky Gervais, was seen last night at New York’s Natural history museum. He is believed to be impersonating a Museum Director, and should be considered hairy and dryly funny. Wanted by Tom Cruise for rejecting a hotly sort after role in the upcoming M:i3, Ricky Gervais has been dashing from offer to offer accepting only the smallest cameo roles. He has also been spotted hiding behind a keyboard, a typewriter and other such writing equipment. If you should see him More

Posted by The Jackle at 17:35 on 12 February 2006 | Report This Post

America's Most Wanted
Americas most wanted man, Ricky Gervais, was seen last night at New York’s Natural history museum. He is believed to be impersonating a Museum Director, and should be considered hairy and dryly funny. Wanted by Tom Cruise for rejecting a hotly sort after role in the upcoming M:i3, Ricky Gervais has been dashing from offer to offer accepting only the smallest cameo roles. He has also been spotted hiding behind a keyboard, a typewriter and other such writing equipment. If you should see him More

Posted by The Jackle at 17:35 on 12 February 2006 | Report This Post

America's Most Wanted
Americas most wanted man, Ricky Gervais, was seen last night at New York’s Natural history museum. He is believed to be impersonating a Museum Director, and should be considered hairy and dryly funny. Wanted by Tom Cruise for rejecting a hotly sort after role in the upcoming M:i3, Ricky Gervais has been dashing from offer to offer accepting only the smallest cameo roles. He has also been spotted hiding behind a keyboard, a typewriter and other such writing equipment. If you should see him More

Posted by The Jackle at 17:35 on 12 February 2006 | Report This Post

Stiller still a busy boy!
Howlo all reading this thread, and whassup y'all? So hopefully this means by choosing to work with Gervais on this project he has parted ways on the proposed plans he had with another of our comedy monkeys namely Mr Steve Coogan on a big screen adaptation of the classic cult 1970's TV series The Persuaders that peeps like myself love lots and watch still? I'm all for a great pair of actors bringing the partnership of Danny Wilde and Brett Sinclair back into the limelight of the cinema as l More

Posted by wizardwolf at 18:01 on 03 February 2006 | Report This Post

I would welcome the appearance of Ricky Gervais in anything (This man's talent would even go so far as making a Michael Bay movie tolerable in my book!).. His variety and curious brands of awkward, almost "anti-humour" never fail to impress me, and would only prove to strengthen any work from the very funny (yet rather one dimensional) Stiller. More

Posted by Monty Python at 00:13 on 02 February 2006 | Report This Post

I would welcome the appearance of Ricky Gervais in anything (This man's talent would even go so far as making a Michael Bay movie tolerable in my book!).. His variety and curious brands of awkward, almost "anti-humour" never fail to impress me, and would only prove to strengthen any work from the very funny (yet rather one dimensional) Stiller. More

Posted by Monty Python at 00:09 on 02 February 2006 | Report This Post

IMHO Ricky's our best comedian, I loved The Office and Extras, and anything he does will have been chosen for the right reasons. He's obviously made some fancy friends. Can't wait! More

Posted by Tits McGee at 15:25 on 01 February 2006 | Report This Post

meh
im not a big Gevais fan. he may be a perfectly nice man, but his standup is more David Brent-like than he knows. your not that funny Ricky. Sorry man. but another Stiller movie? just sounds like more Dodgeball style easy jokes and mild amusement. nothing wrong with that More

Posted by Rock Lobster! at 14:34 on 01 February 2006 | Report This Post

The cast is eclectic and promising, although I thought "Extras" was hideously unfunny and unwatchable and, unlike most of the known world, I don't worship at Gervaise's feet (I only thought "The Office" was patchily funny, aside from the wonderful Christmas Special). It's about time we had another really funny Robin Williams role though, and Ben Stiller is funny. Unsure about this, but will remain cautiously optimistic. More

Posted by oneslayerlover at 12:43 on 01 February 2006 | Report This Post

Bound to be better than Valiant More

Posted by thepluginbaby at 12:28 on 01 February 2006 | Report This Post

Great cameo but film doesn't sound great...
No-one seems to have an idea of what direction this movie will take. To me it sounds like an all out kids movie...lets just hope its a kids movie in the same sense as Toy Story - i.e. just as good for adults. With this cast, I pray the opportunity is not wasted. Just need to get gervais writing some comedy films now...can't wait to see the simpsons episode. More

Posted by discodave101 at 11:55 on 01 February 2006 | Report This Post

hmmmmm
lee evans in the fifth element style cameo... More

Posted by The Judge at 11:29 on 01 February 2006 | Report This Post

As one of the finest comedians of his generation, even a small Ricky Gervais role will add volumes to any movie. More

Posted by shelliob at 10:57 on 01 February 2006 | Report This Post

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