The film follows Brent as he takes his band Foregone Conclusion on a self-financed UK tour
Ricky Gervais has shared the first pictures of David Brent in his new movie Life On The Road.
The film is set 12 years after The Office and 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.
He tweeted yesterday to reveal that Brent, formerly manager of the Slough branch of paper merchants Wernham Hogg, is now earning his living as a sales rep for a company called Levichem.
He also shared a picture of Brent with Levichem’s receptionist, and in his caption referenced Wernham Hogg’s receptionist Dawn Tinsley, played by Lucy Davis.
Gervais is shooting the movie now at various locations in and around London and Slough. Razorlight and We Are Scientists drummer Andy Burrows is playing the drummer in Brent’s band, and has also written original songs for the film with Gervais.
Other confirmed cast members include Peter Andre, Kevin Bishop, Plebs‘ Tom Basden and This Is England ’90‘s Jo Hartley. Ben Bailey Smith, who rapped alongside David Brent on his Comic Relief song ‘Equality Street’, returns as Dom.
Life On The Road is set for release in UK cinemas on August 19, 2016.