Ricky Gervais finds his Pru female lead

Felicity Jones will co-star in the new film

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have picked the woman at the heart of The Men At The Pru – Felicity Jones.

Jones- seen in last year’s Brideshead Revisited – will play Julie, an aspiring photographer who breaks free of the popular opinion that women should focus on raising a family.

Set in the 1970s at the Prudential Insurance company, Gervais’ new comedy (which the IMDB currently calls Cemetery Junction) will find three men in their 20s who dream of something better while working at the titular firm.

He’ll start directing it in the summer, once a few more cast members have been tracked down – and Gervais has finished promoting his directorial debut, This Side Of The Truth.

[Source: THR]

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    • BigAndyT

      Apr 19th 2009, 17:07

      Its Called Cemetry Junction on IMDB because thats the name of the movie! Keep up Total film

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    • Hotspur1882

      Apr 22nd 2009, 12:10

      And isn't "This Side of the Truth" also officially titled "The Invention of Lying"????

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    • Hotspur1882

      Apr 22nd 2009, 16:26

      Official statement from rickygervais.com: Week sixty-two - April 2009 NEWS FLASH You may have read certain reports saying something like "actress to play Gervais' leading lady in Men from the Pru" All true except for... 1. That info is unofficial and should never have been released. We haven't even signed a deal for that part yet. 2. There is no "lead" in this film as it's an ensemble piece. 3. She's not MY character's leading lady, I play one of the dads for Christ's sake. 4. It's called CEMETERY f*****g JUNCTION FOR f**k'S f*****g SAKE. Apart from that it's a superb press release by some c**t. Thank you. ------------------------- Well done Total Film, for a complete bollocks article!!!!

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    • Hotspur1882

      Apr 22nd 2009, 16:27

      From Ricky Gervais --------------- Week sixty-two - April 2009 NEWS FLASH You may have read certain reports saying something like "actress to play Gervais' leading lady in Men from the Pru" All true except for... 1. That info is unofficial and should never have been released. We haven't even signed a deal for that part yet. 2. There is no "lead" in this film as it's an ensemble piece. 3. She's not MY character's leading lady, I play one of the dads for Christ's sake. 4. It's called CEMETERY f*****g JUNCTION FOR f**k'S f*****g SAKE. Apart from that it's a superb press release by some c**t. Thank you. ---------------------- Well done Total Film, hell of a scoop!!!

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    • Hotspur1882

      Apr 22nd 2009, 16:28

      lol, it knocked back my first post, thought it was because of web link/profanity :((( Well done Total Film, hell of a comment board!!!

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