Film to follow The Office lead as he sets off to follow a career in music
Ricky Gervais is planning a movie focusing on David Brent from The Office.and his life as an aspiring musician after leaving Wernham-Hogg.
Entitled Life On The Road, the film will follow Brent as a travelling salesman putting the money together to finance a UK concert tour.
The film is to be shot in a similar documentary style to the office in a way that has Brent getting the wrong end of the stick. Gervais said in a statement that Brent, “thinks it’ll be like Scorsese filming The Rolling Stones, but it turns out to be a ‘where are they now’ documentary. He has to take a few weeks off work and cash in a couple of pensions, because the session musicians in the band are costing him more than he’s getting in ticket sales. Tragic.”
According to a report on IGN the film is likely to feature familiar Office faces Gareth (Mackenzie Crook), Dawn (Lucy Davis) and Tim (Martin Freeman).
The BBC film will be made in the UK with shooting set to commence next year.
In the meantime, below is a video from last year where Brent gives a guitar tutorial performing the song ‘Life on the Road’ about the life of a cleaning products salesman.