Multi award winning comedy actor, writer & director Ricky Gervais is developing a brand new movie, based on his creation David Brent, the focus of his global hit series, The Office.
Life on the Road is currently being developed with BBC Films and goes in to production in 2015. We find out what Brent is doing now and what’s happened in the last 15 years since his redundancy from his beloved Wernham Hogg. He’s a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up on his dream of being a rock star.
Brent is followed on his self-financed UK tour. He 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 pension, because the session musicians in the band are costing him more than he’s getting in ticket sales. Tragic.
The movie will be filmed in the UK but due to its global appeal will be distributed worldwide. The Office is the most successful British Comedy of all time, shown in over 100 countries with remakes in 8, including US, Chile and most recently the Czech Republic.