I finally got around to watching the teaser trailer for the upcoming comedy Cemetery Junction, which is written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The movie, which doesn’t come out until sometime in 2010 (release date to be determined), apparently doesn’t have much footage yet, because the teaser trailer pretty much features Gervais and Merchant talking to the screen. Ralph Fiennes, who also stars in the film, joins them partway through.
Even though the teaser trailer is hardly a good representation of the film, it is pretty damn funny. Gervais “admits” that Ralph Fiennes was not his first choice, because he doesn’t have much experience doing comedies. Merchant interjects and tells him that he is an Oscar winner. Fiennes counters and says he actually was just nominated for an Oscar, for Schindler’s List. Gervais points out that that movie won a hell of a lot of Academy Awards, but Fiennes didn’t.