Ricky Gervais' success on the big screen doesn't come close to what he's been able to achieve in a variety of television series, but there may be a way to change that. Gervais is brining back his most popular character, The Office's lovably deluded David Brent, in the film Life On the Road, and now there's a trailer for it.
Gervais directs, writes, and stars in the comedy that finds David pursing his long-held dream of being a rock star. For those who have been dying to see what David has been up to since leaving Wernham Hogg, this movies' for you. Here's the synopsis:
"David Brent is now a rep selling cleaning products up and down the country. The thing is he has never really given up the dream of being a rock star, and in this documentary movie we follow his one last shot at fame. We find out what he’s been up to since his days at Wernham Hogg and we follow him on the road trying to get a record deal. He puts a band together (a group of mercenary session musicians taking his money with absolutely no love for him or his dream) and ropes poor Dom (a rapper who he was meant to be managing) into coming on tour with him to give him a bit of credibility. Let down after let down, faux pas after faux pas Brent never gives up his dream… just his hard earned money and a cashed in pension to fund the whole folly. With original music by the man himself Life on The Road is like a comedy musical. It’s exciting, funny, excruciating and a little sad."
Life On the Road doesn't have a stateside release date yet, but it opens in the U.K. on August 19th.