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Ricky Gervais debuts in next Christopher Guest film

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 11th 2006 10:50AM
ricky gervaisAdd Ricky Gervais to the list of cool kids who get to star in Christopher Guest films (This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman). Gervais, creator and star of The Office and Extras, will make his big screen debut in Guest's new movie, For Your Consideration. It's about the cast of an indie flick that starts to get high hopes when their movie gets internet buzz and rumors fly about possible nominations. The movie stars the usual Guest actors, including Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Parker Posey and Fred Willard. Gervais and American The Office actor John Krasinski also have roles. Interestingly, Christopher Guest changed up his format for his new movie. It's not his typical, improvised 'mockumentary', but it's being called "a movie within a movie", with lots of scripted scenes. It's the first movie role for Gervais, who said he accepted the part because "Christopher Guest is the single biggest influence on my comedy."

For Your Consideration
hits theaters in November.

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It's not Gervais' first movie role, he did a voice in the animated pigeon flick 'Valiant.'

Guest also directed 'A Mighty Wind' in the same improvisational style.

July 11 2006 at 6:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Akbar Fazil

I am happy he is breaking the formula.

While I enjoyed both Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, they to me were the same exact movie. Spice it up a bit.

July 11 2006 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

it scares me that hes messing with such a perfect formula. i am keeping fingers crossed it will live up to his other movies.

July 11 2006 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wouldn't This Is Spinal Tap be considered a Rob Reiner film? Guest wrote it with Michael McKean, but Reiner directed.

July 11 2006 at 12:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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