Ricky Gervais returns in one of his well-known roles as David Brent, the “iconic boss from hell” from the British mockumentary The Office, in David Brent: Life on the Road.
Directed, written and produced by award-winning, comedic genius Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with the idiosyncratic David Brent from the BBC2’s mockumentary The Office. The most successful British comedy of all time, ‘The Office’ and its fearless and fumbling leader Brent garnered fans around the globe and spawned seven remakes across four continents.
When audiences were first introduced to Brent, the self-proclaimed “Friend first, boss second. Probably an entertainer third” dreamed of becoming a rock superstar. Twelve years on, Brent is now a traveling salesman chasing the dream with his band, Foregone Conclusion. Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and a talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pension and takes unpaid leave in pursuit of his dream and one last shot at fame and fortune. Gervais is uproarious reprising his role as the unwittingly offensive, but often endearing character.
The “eagerly awaited, outrageously funny” Netflix original film David Brent: Life on the Road premieres on February 10, 2017 worldwide, excluding the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand as it has already been released there by Entertainment One. The movie features original music and lyrics by Gervais, and musical arrangement by Andy Burrows of Razorlight and We Are Scientists fame.
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