Ricky Gervais planning David Brent movie
Ricky Gervais has new movie projects on the go, and one of them might just be a David Brent feature film...
The character of David Brent is still going strong for Ricky Gervais, nearly ten years after The Office came to an end in the UK (it really is a decade too - the final episode was screened on December 27th 2003). Most recently, Gervais has been running the web series Learn To Play Guitar with David Brent, and he's planning, says The Hollywood Reporter, to now sign a record deal.
Furthermore, Gervais reportedly hopes that the Learn To Play Guitar web series "will be the basis for a movie about Brent trying to make it in the music industry". The box office success of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa can't have done that idea any harm either.
On top of that, it's also revealed that Gervais is in talks to write, direct and star in another film (he's thus far co-directed The Invention Of Lying and the underappreciated Cemetery Junction). He'll next be seen on the big screen in next March's Muppets Most Wanted.
As and when we hear more on a David Brent movie, we'll let you know. Meanwhile, Gervais' Derek arrives on Netflix in the US in September.
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