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  • 5 August 2014, 15:25

David Brent To Return In New Gervais Film

Ricky Gervais has confirmed he is to bring David Brent to the big screen with a film to follow the hit television series The Office.

The film, called Life On The Road, will catch up with the middle-manager and would-be rock star 15 years after the end of the show with him struggling to attract an audience to a self-financed UK tour.

The Office, set in a paper merchants in Slough, made Gervais a star and was shown in more than 100 countries and remade in countries including the United States, Chile and the Czech Republic.

It also boosted the careers of stars including Martin Freeman and Mackenzie Crook who played rival salesmen Tim and Gareth and have had successful film careers since.

Filming on Life On The Road will take place in the UK and begin in 2015.

Gervais, who has gone on to write and appear in shows including Extras and Derek, recently posted a series of videos on YouTube called Learn Guitar With David which led to him reviving the character for a series of live gigs.

His performance in Derek saw him nominated for the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series Emmy alongside names including The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and Episodes' Matt LeBlanc.

The Emmystake place on August 25.

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