Life on the Road, Ricky Gervais’ spinoff film from the successful BBC comedy series The Office, has received funding.
Entertainment One and BBC Films have come on board to fund and distribute the picture, which will see Gervais reprising his role as David Brent.
The doco crew will this time be catching up with Brent as he works as a traveling salesman, all the while chasing his dream of making it as a rockstar by self-financing a UK tour with his band, “Foregone Conclusion”.
“I’m so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies,” Gervais said in a statement.
“This film delves much more into his private life than The Office ever did and we really get to peel back the layers of this extraordinary, ordinary man.”
Gervais will also be writing and directing the picture.