Ricky Gervais’ Life On The Road, which re-unites the comedian with his most famous creation David Brent, has locked down financing from Entertainment One and BBC Films. Gervais is writing, directing as well as starring in the film, which eOne will distribute in the UK and Australia/New Zealand as well as handling international sales.
Life On The Road follows Brent as a documentary crew catches up with him as he adapts to life as a traveling salesman. “I’m so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies,” said Gervais in a statement. “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 a writer, director and actor Ricky’s talent and ability to make people laugh puts him in a league of his own. We are delighted to be involved with this film on an international basis,” added Xavier Marchand, President, eOne Features.
The project will be the latest from Marchand’s re-cast eOne Features, the company’s feature film creative development, production and international sales unit. Other titles in the eOne pipeline include Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky and Fabrice Du Welz’s Message From The King.