We’ve been hearing about this project for a while, but now it’s official. Ricky Gervais will start shooting The Office spinoff movie, titled Life on the Road, sometime next year. The mockumentary format will be kept, as we follow Gervais’ David Brent on the road as a musician. The film will pick up 15 years after Brent’s redundancy.
According the press release, which came with the image below, obtained by Film Divider:
We find out what Brent is doing now and what’s happened in the last 15 years since his redundancy from his beloved Wernham Hogg. He’s a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up on his dream of being a rock star.
Brent is followed on his self-financed UK tour. He thinks it’ll be like Scorsese filming the Rolling Stones, but it turns out to be a “Where are they now?” documentary. He has to take a few weeks off work and cash in a couple of pensions, because the session musicians in the band are costing him more than he’s getting in ticket sales. Tragic.
There’s no word on whether or not other characters from The Office will making appearances, but we assume that we’ll be seeing more than a few cameos.
Life on the Road, which is being developed by BBC Films, will be filmed in the U.K. and will receive worldwide distribution.