David Brent: Life on the Road premiering on Netflix in February
Brent’s back! Millions of members around the globe will have the chance to turn the noise UP when the eagerly-awaited Netflix original film David Brent: Life on the Road premieres on February 10, 2017 worldwide, excluding the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Directed, written and produced by award-winning, comedic genius Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with the idiosyncratic David Brent from the BBC2’s mockumentary The Office. The most successful British comedy of all time, The Office and its fearless and fumbling leader Brent garnered fans around the globe and spawned seven remakes across four continents.
When audiences were first introduced to Brent, the self-proclaimed “Friend first, boss second. Probably an entertainer third” dreamed of becoming a rock superstar. Twelve years on, Brent is now a traveling salesman chasing the dream with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’. Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and a talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pension and takes unpaid leave in pursuit of his dream and one last shotat fame and fortune. Gervais is uproarious reprising his role as the unwittingly offensive, but often endearing character.
David Brent: Life on the Road features original music and lyrics by Gervais, and musical arrangement by Andy Burrows of Razorlight and We Are Scientists fame.
David Brent: Life on the Road is a LOTR Films Ltd production, co-financed by eOne and BBC Films. The film is executive produced by Duncan Hayes, Christine Langan and Alex Hamilton, produced by Charlie Hanson (Cemetery Junction, Derek, Extras) and co-produced by Katie Mavroleon (Marley’s Ghosts, Pompidou).