Ricky Gervais completes rough cut of David Brent movie

It's called 'Life On The Road' and it follows Brent as he takes his band on a self-financed tour

Ricky Gervais has revealed that he has completed a rough cut of this summer’s David Brent movie.

He shared the news on Twitter earlier today (February 4), also revealing that Life On The Road currently has a running time of 101 minutes.

Set 12 years after The Office, the film follows Brent as he takes his band Foregone Conclusion on a self-financed UK tour. As well as starring, Gervais is the film’s writer-director.

The band’s lineup includes Andy Burrows from Razorlight and We Are Scientists. Gervais and Burrows have written several original songs for the film including ‘Please Don’t Make Fun Of The Disabled’ and ‘Native American’. When NME visited the set in December, Gervais revealed that David Bowie had endorsed one of his new songs called ‘Slough’.

Gervais also confirmed on Twitter earlier today that David Brent and Foregone Conclusion will play live dates around the film’s release this summer and there will be an accompanying album.

Other confirmed cast members for Life On The Road include Peter Andre, Kevin Bishop, Plebs‘ Tom Basden and This Is England ’90‘s Jo Hartley. Ben Bailey Smith, who rapped alongside Brent on his 2013 Comic Relief song ‘Equality Street’, appears in the film as Dom.

Life On The Road opens in UK cinemas on August 19.