Fans of “The Office” are going to like this. The person who co-created and starred on the original series — first shown in the United Kingdom — will reprise his role in a feature-length mockumentary, reports Deadline.com.
Though on this side of the Atlantic Ricky Gervais is probably better known as the sometimes host of the Golden Globe Awards broadcast, he first shot to fame in the original version of “The Office.”
Says Deadline, “David Brent, the sad-sack paper company middle manager brought to life by Ricky Gervais in ‘The Office,’ is ready for his big-screen close-up. The BBC said today that Gervais will reprise the character in ‘Life on the Road,’ which will track Brent’s life in the years since the series, which aired from 2001-2003 on BBC Two. In the mockumentary-style film, he’ll be a traveling salesman of cleaning products, out to finance a UK concert tour as he tries to live his dream of becoming a rock star.”