David Brent is nearing his return to the screen – this time the BIG SCREEN – as The Office star gives us more of his awkward, faux pas inflicted character who, since our last meeting, has added singer-songwriter to his CV.
Who is David Brent?
The Past: Twelve years ago, David Brent (Ricky Gervais) was a regional manager for a mid-level paper merchants. It was here that a television crew followed his daily activities culminating in the show The Office.
The Present: Now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country, Brent hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a rock star – or more specifically, singer/songwriter for fledgling rock band ‘Foregone Conclusion’. As he assembles a group of mercenary session musicians, a talented sidekick for street cred and an overpriced yet underwhelmed tour manager, he embarks upon a self-financed UK tour coming to a venue near every major city near you.
Gervais says, “I’m so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies. This film delves much more into his private life than The Office ever did and we really get to peel back the layers of this extraordinary, ordinary man.”
The film is directed, written by and stars Ricky Gervais as David Brent, one of the world’s best-loved comedy characters. With original music by Ricky Gervais….and not to mention a few of the classics – Free Love Freeway and Equality Street, this movie will do for every mid-level sales rep with a dream of becoming a rock god as what the Rolling Stones did for rock ’n’ roll!
The film is released August 19 in the UK.