Ricky Gervais resurrects his popular David Brent character for this mockumentary comedy film. Whilst the film features the popular character from The Office, Gervais was keen to emphasise to fans that it is “not an Office film” That said he did also told fans that “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.”
As well as starring in the film Ricky Gervais also wrote, directed and produced it.
Set 15 years after the events of The Office, David Brent, a sales rep for Wernham Hogg, has left the firm and is now on tour. A film crew are shadowing him as he travels the country living his dream of being a rock star.
Brent believes he will be filmed like Martin Scorsese filmed The Rolling Stones — although it’s actually a ‘where are they now’ type documentary. He takes a holiday to tour with his band Foregone Conclusion but has to use his pension to fund part of his rock concert, as the ticket sales are less than he can afford to pay his band members.
Ricky Gervais – David Brent
Doc Brown – Dom Johnson, Brent’s band mate
Andy Burrows – drummer of Foregone Conclusion
Tom Basden – Dan, Brent’s road manager
Jo Hartley – Pauline, Brent’s sympathetic colleague
Rebecca Gethings – Miriam, Brent’s HR Manager
Nina Sosanya – Brent’s therapist
Tom Bennett – Nigel
Andrew Brooke – Jezza, Brent’s nemesis
Steve Clarke – bassist of Foregone Conclusion
Michael Clarke – Keyboardist/Guitarist of Foregone Conclusion
Stuart Wilkinson – Stu Monkford Guitarist of Foregone Conclusion
Written By: Ricky Gervais
Produced By: Ricky Gervais and Charlie Hanson
Directed By: Ricky Gervais
Production Company: Entertainment One and BBC Films
UK Release Date: 19th August 2016