Ricky Gervais gives update on David Brent film, says it's "almost a musical"
Ricky Gervais has given an update for his plans for the feature-length film debut for David Brent, the beloved character he created for The Office.
Gervais, who is currently shooting the third instalment of smash-hit comedy Night At The Museum, which is titled Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, has said that his long-awaited David Brent film will emerge next year and that it is "almost a musical".
Speaking during an appearance on the Opie with Jim Norton show, Gervais said of his plans for the David Brent movie: "It's another fake documentary about what he's doing now and what he's doing now is sort of repping. But he hasn't let go of this dream of being a rock star and he's got a lot of songs together and he's got a young band together that he's paying through the nose for, and they're just sort of ripping him off. They're sort of session musicians so he's losing money."
He continued: "He has to cash in a pension, he does a little tour he wants the record companies to come along to. Obviously he thinks it's like Scorsese following the Rolling Stones around, this documentary team, but it's really sort of a 'Where Are They Now' documentary and it's even sadder and tragic. "I'm trying to do [what] Anvil did for real. It was sort of sweet and tragic… He's doing songs, it's almost a musical, really."
The film will be titled life on Life On The Road and will be released in 2015.