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Gervais And Merchant Reuniting
Office pair to work on film script

28 February 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: BBC

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The BBC has learned that Office and Extras writer Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are set to reunite to write a feature film script. The project has the title The Men at the Pru and concerns a group of 20-somethings in the 1970s.

"They work for the building society and they're having a great time, but it's about them coming of age and having to grow up," Gervais told the BBC.

It's not the kind of set up that Hollywood blockbusters are made of, but Gervais and Merchant make comedy gold out of mundanity. The goings on at a Slough paper manufacturer don't sound like basis for the decade's best sitcom, but we all know how that turned out.

It doesn't seem that Gervais and Merchant will be starring in the film (we don't think it's unkind to say they look like they're out of their '20s) and there's no indication of whether they might direct. Gervais is currently working on his feature directing debut, This Side of the Truth, in which he plays the first liar in a world where telling untruths has not been invented. The film also stars Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and Rob Lowe. You can read more on that film here.

Go to the BBC website to learn more about The Men At The Pru.

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Interesting
Well, no doubt that they can make good TV (The Office & Extras being, in my opinion, some of Britain's best TV in years). Gervais has had a couple of chances, and in my opinion, has failed to live up to the hype that surrounds him. I would like to see Merchant have a real good go of this, as he deserves his chance for all of the hard work that he has put into the TV series. I just hope that this is as good as their TV work! More

Posted by joshuajamesherron at 20:38 on 28 February 2008 | Report This Post

not sure
He's good and The Office was brilliant and the Christmas Extras was absolutely stunning. Thing is... I'm just not fussed by him being in movies. More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 19:35 on 28 February 2008 | Report This Post

Ehhh
I'm bored of the Gervais invaision, it's about we have a rest of his gerbil face plugging a billion things on talk shows every three or four months.. More

Posted by Taz69 at 18:30 on 28 February 2008 | Report This Post

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