Gervais announces The Men at the P…hwoar

April 21, 2009 by  
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Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s latest comedy outing has now found a leading woman in the rather lovely shape of Felicity Jones.

Jones, who was last seen in Stephen Frears’ corset-straining French romance Chéri, will play Julie in The Office duo’s new comedy The Men at the Pru which is scheduled to commence filming in the summer.

It seems that when Gervais and Merchant just can’t help but continue to wring the comedy juice from the wet flannel of pathos, and their film centres on the broken dreams and disappointments of three men in their 20s who work at the Prudential Insurance Company in the 1970s.

It’s safe to say Barry from Eastenders won’t be making an appearance, though what I wouldn’t give to see Gareth Keenan sporting a flares and seventies style ‘tache!

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