Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant branch out

Ricky Gervais has been discussing the film script he's writing with Stephen Merchant.

Currently called The Men At The Pru, the flick focuses on a gang of 20-somethings working at Prudential in the '70s.

Gervais said: "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,"

So, Pru's about a group of people working menial day-jobs who have to confront the reality of their lives; not a million miles from The Office and Extras, then.

Still, the boys are doing their research: "We're really getting excited. We went down to the Prudential headquarters and got all this old footage so we're really getting into it."

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