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Ricky Gervais bringing David Brent to the big screen

Life on the Road will arrive in cinemas next summer.

David Brent: Life on the Road
Credit: eOne

Ricky Gervais is bringing The Office’s David Brent back for a big screen outing it has been confirmed.

Life on the Road, released in summer 2016, sees the former regional manager for a mid-level paper merchants now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country. Brent hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a rock star – or more specifically, singer/songwriter for fledgling rock band ‘Foregone Conclusion’.

As he assembles a group of mercenary session musicians, a talented sidekick for street cred and an overpriced yet underwhelmed tour manager, he embarks upon a self-financed UK tour coming to a venue near every major city near you.

Ricky Gervais says, “I’m so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies. This film delves much more into his private life than The Office ever did and we really get to peel back the layers of this extraordinary, ordinary man.”

Life on the Road is directed, written by and stars Ricky Gervais as David Brent, one of the world’s best-loved comedy characters. The film features original music by Ricky Gervais and is co-financed by Entertainment One and BBC Films.

Entertainment One will release Life on the Road in August 2016.

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