Since The Office came to a beautiful conclusion back in 2003, Ricky Gervais has reprised the role of David Brent for various Comic Relief sketches, the US version of The Office and his very own web series. As fun as those little snippets into what happened to Slough’s most famous office manger were, we finally get to find out what David Brent is doing with his life in his big screen debut.
On the one hand, it could be fun to catch up with Brent and see what new lows his life has sunk to, on the other hand The Office left him on an optimistic note and I would have been happy if his fate was left to our imagination. Life on the Road charts Brent’s day to day exploits as a traveling salesman who has trading in office supplies for cleaning products, but he hasn’t given up on finding fame and fortune. Written and directed by Ricky Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road rolls into UK cinemas on August 19, check out the trailer below.
DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary ‘The Office’ to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleaning and ladies’ personal hygiene products company. However, he hasn’t given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’.
Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pensions and takes unpaid leave in a bid to turn his dream into reality. Get ready to join David Brent on the road as he takes one last shot at fame and fortune.
DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD is written, directed by and stars Ricky Gervais, with original music and lyrics by Gervais, musical arrangement by Andy Burrows (Razorlight, We Are Scientists) and raps by Ben Bailey Smith.