Ricky Gervais Is Doing a Movie As His ‘Office’ Alter Ego David Brent

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It’s been more than a decade since David Brent — Michael Scott 1.0, for the newbs — completed his reign at England’s finest paper outfit. There’ve been a few little reprisals — a cameo on the American Office, a 10-minute short — but nothing like this. Because “this,” you see, is an actual movie about David Brent, Life on the Road. BBC Films is making it happen sometime in 2015. “Gervais will reprise his role as the sales manager, now working for a cleaning products company,” The Playlist writes. “However, Brent still dreams of making it big in show business, and the film will follow his self-funded UK tour.”

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http://youtu.be/WdqfR0wRTbI

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