Open Road has bought U.S. rights to “Life on the Road,” Ricky Gervais’ spinoff movie from his British TV series “The Office.”
“Life on the Road” will be directed, written by and star Gervais. It will be centered on a documentary crew catching up with Gervais’ David Brent character — now working as a traveling salesman — as he chases his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a U.K. tour with his band Foregone Conclusion.
“David Brent getting a big U.S. theatrical release?” Gervais said. “He can die happy now.”