April 7, 2016


Ricky Gervais Revives David Brent for 'Office' Spin-Off Movie: Watch The Trailer

Before he was shaming celebs at the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais was earning raves as the bumbling boss David Brent in the U.K. version of The Office. Gervais is now returning to the role in David Brent: Life on the Road, a spin-off movie which received its first trailer on Thursday (Apr. 7).

The trailer features the return of the "mockumentary" style that The Office helped standardize on U.S. television, and finds Brent working in an office called Lavichem while also fancying himself a singer-songwriter. "It's about rock 'n' roll, but it's a metaphor for sex!" he gleefully declares before launching into one of his songs.

Gervais wrote and directed David Brent: Life on the Road, after The Office ran in the U.K. from 2001 to 2003 before inspiring the U.S. version of the show. The upcoming film will be released overseas on Aug. 19.