Ricky Gervais reveals plot details of the David Brent movie

The former boss of The Office is still touring that Freelove Freeway

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Last we saw David Brent, the fist-chewingly awkward boss in The Office, he had left Wernham Hogg. The former paper-supremo was making his living as a salesman, driving up and down the hot-love highway as a sales rep/aspiring pop star. 

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The upcoming film Life on the Road will pick up with Brent’s story now, and Ricky Gervais has revealed fresh details of what the Brent-meister general has been up to in the interim.

He’s continued on that path. He’s still a sales rep, and he’s still wasting all his hard-earned money on trying to become a rock star. He works for the Slough-based company ‘Lavichem’, distributing cleaning products up and down the country.  

An honest living, but not quite the lifestyle Brent dreamed of. But no worries, the former-manager is destined for greater things…

But he wants to leave all that behind and get an album deal. He’s taken all his holiday leave, cashed in a pension, and put together a group of top session musicians, (Foregone Conclusion, Mark II). Now he’s off on a live tour with the aim of getting a record company to sign him.

Easy, right? 

Sounds like it’s going to be a mixture of hilarious and heartbreaking, but then that is Brent’s MO. After all, if you don’t know him by now…

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Life on the Road is released August 19th 2016 in the UK