It has been over 12 years since we last saw David Brent, but he is just as annoying as ever.
Hot off his Golden Globes hosting gig, Ricky Gervais is set to return to the big screen in a spinoff movie from cult British TV series “The Office” titled “David Brent: Life on the Road,” and the hilariously uncomfortable first trailer was released Thursday.
“He’s back … did you miss me?” Gervais cackles as he bursts into the drab office building in Slough, England, one morning, prompting his co-workers cringe.
Not only is David Brent now a sales rep, he is also a singer-songwriter and is on tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion, trying to live out his dream to be a rock star, while once again being filmed for what he believes will be a “Where are they now?”-style documentary … similar to what Martin Scorsese did with The Rolling Stones.
Brent’s musical aspirations offer another way for him to torture his long-suffering colleagues as he jams in the office blasting out such memorable song lyrics as “there’s a party my trousers and everyone is coming.” Or “cumin,” as Brent seems to think it is spelled.
Written and directed by Gervais himself (original co-writer/director Stephen Merchant is not on board) and co-produced by Charlie Hanson, the mockumentary also stars Doc Brown, Andy Burrows and Australian pop star Peter Andre.
“The Office” first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on July 9, 2001, with the final episode airing in December 2003. It resulted in an international “Office” franchise, most notably spawning the U.S. series starring Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer that was a hit for NBC from 2005 to 2013.
“David Brent: Life on the Road” rolls into theaters this August.