Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the office, Wernham–Hogg paper merchants’ general manager David Brent (Ricky Gervais) is all set to rep ‘n’ rock his way onto the big screen in the Summer of 2016 in his very own film, Life on the Road.
In Life on the Road Brent has moved on in the world, making ends meet as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products. Nonetheless, having managed the band Texas, and collaborated with Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, it comes as no surprise that he still has aspirations to rock stardom in the form of fledgling rock band ‘Foregone Conclusion.’ He joins forces with a bunch of mercenary session musicians, a talented cohort (to inject a healthy dose of street cred) and an overpriced-yet-underwhelmed tour manager and goes about self-funding a full tour of the UK.
Commenting on the film, Ricky Gervais 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.”
Gervais helms, writes, produces and stars in Life on the Road, which also features original music from the man himself, including the classics ‘Free Love Freeway’ and ‘Equality Street.’ This movie will do for every mid-level sales rep with a dream of becoming a rock god what the Rolling Stones did for rock ’n’ roll, allegedly.
Life on the Road is co-financed by Entertainment One and BBC Films and is slated for an August 2016 release.
In the meantime, we’ll leave you with the soon to be rep’n’roll star teaching you how to master the aptly titled track “Life on the Road.”
“People see me, and they see the suit, and they go: ‘you’re not fooling anyone’, they know I’m rock and roll through and through. But you know that old thing, live fast, die young? Not my way. Live fast, sure, live too bloody fast sometimes, but die young? Die old.” David Brent.