It’s been over a year since Ricky Gervais announced he was bringing David Brent to the silver screen. But today marks the first time he’s stepped back in front of the camera to begin filming, and the former Wernham Hogg manager clearly means business…
Titled Life on the Road, the new movie follows Brent 15 years after the events of The Office, touring with his band Foregone Conclusion in what is actually a last-ditch attempt to become a rock star.
“He thinks it’ll be like Scorsese doing the Rolling Stones, but we’ll show the full horror,” teased Gervais. “He’s had to take two weeks off work and cash in his pension, because the session musicians in the band are costing him more than he’s getting in ticket sales.”
Set for release on 19th August 2016, Life on the Road has a soundtrack that boasts vocals from Coldplay’s Chris Martin and promises to “delve much more into [David Brent’s] private life than The Office ever did.” We can’t wait.