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David Brent: Life on the Road trailer: Ricky Gervais is back as The Office's innuendo-loving boss

"He's back. Did you miss me?"

Clarisse Loughrey
Thursday 07 April 2016 09:35 BST
David Brent - Life On The Road Official Teaser Trailer

Managing somehow to be both everyone's dream and nightmare boss; The Office's David Brent helped turned the BBC sitcom into an instant cult classic back in 2001.

And now he's back. Ricky Gervais' star-making character is about to embark on his own solo cinematic adventure, and the first trailer proves he's straight back to his old tricks.

The BBC Films production sees Brent now working as a travelling rep salesman for both cleaning and ladies' personal hygiene products, though he still hasn't abandoned his dreams of becoming an international rock star with his band Foregone Conclusion. As he brings together a group of session musicians, plus a sidekick for that all-important street cred and an overpriced tour manager, he'll embark on a self-financed tour of the country.

Now, the question is: will we be getting a Steve Carell-starring solo film of The Office's (possibly superior?) US series boss, Michael Scott? Or are we just holding out for a feature length version of Threat Level Midnight?

David Brent: Life on the Road hits UK cinemas 19 August.

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