It’s time for some Free Love On The Free Love Freeway as David Brent prepares to live his rock ‘n’ roll dream on the big screen.
Ricky Gervais – who rose to fame playing the boss who was “a friend first, boss second and probably an entertainer third” – had previously hinted that Brent could be making a return and now he’s revealed the first picture of Slough’s finest back in the office.
Great to be back in the office. A new dawn pic.twitter.com/JWivoeogBR
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 8, 2015
Gervais will reprise the role of David Brent in a film due to be released next year called Life on the Road, following the paper boss as he aims to make it as a rock star.
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.
Along with the film there will be a soundtrack recorded and produced by David Brent on his own record label Juxtaposition Records, which he set up with his redundancy pay when he left Wernham Hogg.
“When people say to me: would you rather be thought of as a funny man or a great boss? My answer’s always the same, to me, they’re not mutually exclusive.”