For any fans of the original iteration of The Office, it appears this is as close as we’ll get to seeing a film adaptation of the comedy mockumentary series. Comedian Ricky Gervais is back as former Wernham Hogg Paper Company boss David Brent, only this time he’s a traveling salesman who is still desperate to follow his dream to become a rock star.
David Brent: Life on the Road is a mockumentary feature that follows the clueless title character as he self-finances a tour across the United Kingdom with his band Foregone Conclusion. As you might expect, audiences aren’t so keen to receive the band, and Brent continues to make every situation awkward with his inappropriate sense of humor and complete lack of self-awareness.
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Ricky Gervais‘ relationship with Netflix continues. The streaming service recently released his last film, Special Correspondance, and they’re also the home to the Gervais-led series, Derek. Their latest venture together is The Office spinoff, which Netflix has just purchased and will distribute in select territories. The faux-rockumentary, David Brent: Life on the Road, follows the former Wernham Hogg Paper employee, David Brent, as he attempts to fulfill his dream of becoming a famous rockstar.
Below, learn more about The Office spinoff.
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Even though NBC’s comedy series The Office faltered in the seasons that followed the departure of Steve Carell, one of the most peculiar and entertaining characters to arrive during this time was replacement boss Robert California, played masterfully by James Spader, who went on to become the titular villainous artificially intelligent robot in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
But what if instead of recording all-new dialogue for the movie, Marvel Studios decided to just use lines delivered by Spader as Robert California? The result is an incredible mash-up where Robert California as Ultron may make the comic book villain a little more menacing that the real thing, mostly because you have no idea what the hell he’s talking about half the time. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Everyone’s favorite terrible boss is coming back. Ricky Gervais has just secured financing for Life on the Road, a spinoff film which will pick up with The Office‘s David Brent years after his stint at Wernham Hogg Paper. So what exactly has he been up to? Get the latest updates on the Ricky Gervais The Office spinoff after the jump. Read More »
This week’s Saturday Night Live host was Martin Freeman, star of The Hobbit trilogy, AMC’s Fargo television series and BBC’s Sherlock. One of the best sketches on Saturday night involved Freeman returning to The Office, the 2001 BBC television comedy series which spawned the NBC hit. But Freeman did not reprise his role as Tim Canterbury, instead playing his The Hobbit starring role as Bilbo Baggins in a sketch which imagines what The Office would have been like featuring the characters of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth saga. Watch the SNL Office Hobbit mash-up sketch embedded after the jump.
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Ricky Gervais has revealed some new details on his Office spinoff movie, Life on the Road, and it’ll be music to the ears of fans.
Life on the Road is a mock-documentary that’ll revolve around David Brent, the character Gervais played on The Office. It’ll catch up with the former office manager a few years after the show’s conclusion as Brent continues his quest to become a rock star. That much we already knew.
Last week, the comedian/writer/director was on Sirius XM’s Opie and Jim Norton show and described the film as “almost a musical.” He’s currently writing songs and the script for the film with the hopes to have it in theaters in the next 18 months to two years. Read more about the David Brent movie below.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
David Brent hasn’t made it as a rock star quite yet, but he is about to become a movie star. BBC Films has announced a feature film spin-off of The Office titled Life on the Road, with Ricky Gervais set to reprise his role as the former Wernham Hogg manager.
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Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
There are some major differences between the U.K. and U.S. TV industries. Like the fact that they call seasons “series” across the pond, or that said seasons / series tend to run fewer than ten episodes. But the desire to resurrect dead shows as movie sequels is apparently universal.
Ricky Gervais recently revived his The Office character David Brent for a web series titled Learn Guitar With David Brent. Now he’s revealed that he has still other plans for the character, including, he hopes, a feature film. Hit the jump to find out what Gervais has in store.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
After nine seasons of The Office, it’s all but impossible to picture anyone but John Krasinski affecting Jim Halpert’s smug mug, or anyone other than Brian Baumgartner sounding out Kevin Malone’s slow drawl. But as star Rainn Wilson reminded the world when he posted the audition sign-in sheet last spring, those choices weren’t always totally obvious.
A recently surfaced featurette shows some of the actors who didn’t make the cut during the audition process, specifically Seth Rogen for the part of Dwight, Bob Odenkirk for Michael, Eric Stonestreet for Kevin, Kathryn Hahn for Pam, and John Cho and Adam Scott for Jim. Check it out after the jump.
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