The original star of The Office, Ricky Gervais, has returned to one of his most iconic roles as the overzealous David Brent.
Starring in his own spin-off film entitled David Brent: Life on the Road, the story will trace the new adventures of the one-time paper company manager twelve years after he left the office. What exactly could go wrong? Lots it seems as Brent hasn’t changed much in terms of personal development and is now a roving salesman who peddles hygiene products for women. He’s also on the road with his band, Foregone Conclusion and a rapper named Dom who spits out special lyrics.
In true outlandish and hilarious form, Brent decides to take a shot at the big time by cashing in his pension for a shot stardom. Which is kind of meta since Gervais is already a star in his own right. The film is is going for a trifecta with Gervais starring, writing and directing the film whilst also scoring its music.
David Brent: Life on the Road will screen in cinemas in the U.K on August 19 before hitting Netflix later on in the year.