The film follows 'The Office''s David Brent as he takes his band on a self-financed UK tour
David Brent rocks out with his band Foregone Conclusion in the new trailer for Life On The Road – scroll down to watch.
The film is set 12 years after The Office and follows Brent as he takes his band on a self-financed UK tour. As well as starring, Ricky Gervais is the film’s writer-director.
Razorlight and We Are Scientists drummer Andy Burrows plays the drummer in Brent’s band, and has also written original songs for the film with Gervais including ‘Native American’, ‘Please Don’t Make Fun Of The Disabled’ and ‘Slough’, which was endorsed by the late David Bowie before his death.
Gervais is planning to release a single as David Brent to coincide with the film’s release, which will apparently “fuse Braveheart with Simon & Garfunkel shit”.
Though Life On The Road will not feature any of Gervais’s co-stars from The Office, the film’s cast includes Kevin Bishop, Plebs actor 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.