Ricky Gervais’ ‘The Office’ Spinoff Movie ‘Life on the Road’ Gets Financing

Cannes 2015: Entertainment One and BBC Films will finance the continuing story of David Brent, who is now working as a traveling salesman

Ricky Gervais‘ spinoff movie from British TV series “The Office” will reunite the comedian with David Brent as he follows his “Life on the Road.”

The film will be financed by Entertainment One (eOne) in association with BBC Films, the company announced on Tuesday. Worldwide sales of the film will launch in Cannes through eOne Features, and eOne will also directly distribute it in the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand.

Directed, written by and starring Gervais, “Life on the Road” continues the story of Brent, who is now working as a traveling salesman and chasing his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion.

“I’m so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies. This film delves much more into his private life than ‘The Office’ ever did and we really get to peel back the layers of this extraordinary, ordinary man,” Gervais said in a statement.

“We are excited to partner with the incomparable Ricky Gervais and BBC Films to bring this iconic UK character to audiences around the world in 2016,” said Alex Hamilton, Managing Director, eOne Films UK.

“As a writer, director and actor Ricky’s talent and ability to make people laugh puts him in a league of his own. We are delighted to be involved with this film on an international basis,” added Xavier Marchand, President, eOne Features.