“Do you really Wanna See it, do you?” The boss with more innuendos than Donald Trump, David Brent is back and today we get a first glimpse at the UK trailer for David Brent: Life On The Road.
Like it or not The Office launched Ricky Gervais career not just in the UK but worldwide. Very few British TV Shows can gain cult status internationally but now he’s back for one more adventure this time for the cinema.Yes the old Brent magic seems to be still there, but he is our friend first, secondly our boss,probably and entertainer third!
David Brent: Life On The Road sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary ‘The Office’ to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleaning and ladies’ personal hygiene products company. However, he hasn’t given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’.
Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pensions and takes unpaid leave in a bid to turn his dream into reality. Get ready to join David Brent on the road as he takes one last shot at fame and fortune.
I’ll be honest it took me a longtime to fully appreciate The Office and when the series finished 2002 it was then I started to miss it. So many other UK TV shows have made it to the big screen and have failed miserably only Alan Partridge Alpha Papa has been a success be it small one internationally. If the film keeps to the template that made TV show such an success it will do fine. So can we expect Steve Carrell to get his The Office USA feature film?
David Brent: Life On The Road arrives in UK cinemas 19th August.