While we’re in the midst of a wave of TV reboots and revivals, Ricky Gervais is taking his most famous small screen creation to the big screen. David Brent of “The Office” is now getting his own movie, and the first trailer is here to see what has happened since the manager’s days at Wernham Hogg Paper Company.
Written and directed by Gervais, “Life On The Road” finds David pursuing his dreams of musical stardom, but naturally, his talent is questionable, and his personality serves as an extra hurdle to overcome. Here’s the synopsis:
David Brent is now a rep selling cleaning products up and down the country. The thing is he has never really given up the dream of being a rock star, and in this documentary movie we follow his one last shot at fame. We find out what he’s been up to since his days at Wernham Hogg and we follow him on the road trying to get a record deal. He puts a band together (a group of mercenary session musicians taking his money with absolutely no love for him or his dream) and ropes poor Dom (a rapper who he was meant to be managing) into coming on tour with him to give him a bit of credibility. Let down after let down, faux pas after faux pas Brent never gives up his dream… just his hard earned money and a cashed in pension to fund the whole folly. With original music by the man himself Life on The Road is like a comedy musical. It’s exciting, funny, excruciating and a little sad.
“Life On The Road” opens in the U.K. on August 19th, and will be released in the U.S. by Open Road.