By Dave Lancaster
Ricky Gervais is officially making a movie centred around his most famous comedy creation: 'The Office' leader David Brent. To prove that it's really happening, we've got a dashing still of the man giving us his best rock and roll pose.
'Life on the Road' will follow the awkward character as he transitions from paper merchant boss to wannabe rock star, touring the road with his musical outfit Foregone Conclusion.
Set to arrive in UK cinemas by August 2016, here's what the official synopsis from the Entertainment One and BBC Films production offers:
Twelve years ago, David Brent (Ricky Gervais) was a regional manager for a mid-level paper merchants. In Summer 2016, get ready to see him on the big screen as he chases fame and fortune in LIFE ON THE ROAD.
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, who won six BAFTAs for starring and producing 'The Office', said: "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."
The film is directed, written by, stars and includes original music from Ricky Gervais.
Until the film arrives, you can... LEARN GUITAR WITH DAVID BRENT in these videos below:
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