Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Zach Braff “Shocked” By "Unfair And Unfounded" Kickstarter Campaign Backlash Zach Braff “Shocked” By "Unfair And Unfounded" Kickstarter Campaign Backlash Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Gets His Stoner Detective Groove On In Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Gets His Stoner Detective Groove On In Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ David Fincher Will Direct The Entire First Season Of HBO's 'Utopia' In 2015 David Fincher Will Direct The Entire First Season Of HBO's 'Utopia' In 2015 Best To Worst: David Fincher's Complete Music Videography Ranked Best To Worst: David Fincher's Complete Music Videography Ranked Brad Pitt Says 'Fury' Co-Star Shia LaBeouf Is "One Of The Best Actors I've Ever Seen" Brad Pitt Says 'Fury' Co-Star Shia LaBeouf Is "One Of The Best Actors I've Ever Seen" First Look: Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult In Drake Doremus’ Sci-Fi Film ‘Equals’ First Look: Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult In Drake Doremus’ Sci-Fi Film ‘Equals’ John Cusack Says Hollywood Is A "Whorehouse" That "Eats Young Actors Up And Spits Them Out" John Cusack Says Hollywood Is A "Whorehouse" That "Eats Young Actors Up And Spits Them Out" Review: 'Southcliffe' May Be The Best New Series On Netflix You Haven't Yet Watched Review: 'Southcliffe' May Be The Best New Series On Netflix You Haven't Yet Watched New Image From 'Inherent Vice,' Paul Thomas Anderson Completely Changed The Ending From Thomas Pynchon's Book New Image From 'Inherent Vice,' Paul Thomas Anderson Completely Changed The Ending From Thomas Pynchon's Book Why 'You're The Worst' Turned Out To Be The Best TV Show Of The Summer Why 'You're The Worst' Turned Out To Be The Best TV Show Of The Summer Watch: First Trailer For Michael Mann’s Hacker Heist Thriller ‘Blackhat’ Starring Chris Hemsworth Watch: First Trailer For Michael Mann’s Hacker Heist Thriller ‘Blackhat’ Starring Chris Hemsworth Watch: Ellen Page And Kate Mara Are 'Tiny Detectives' In Hilarious 'True Detective' Parody Watch: Ellen Page And Kate Mara Are 'Tiny Detectives' In Hilarious 'True Detective' Parody New Look: Reese Witherspoon And Joaquin Phoenix In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' New Look: Reese Witherspoon And Joaquin Phoenix In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Review: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens & More Review: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens & More 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood Miles Teller Says Role In 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside," And He Took Movie "For Business Reasons" Miles Teller Says Role In 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside," And He Took Movie "For Business Reasons" The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Ricky Gervais Wants To Bring 'The Office' Boss David Brent Back For A Movie

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 21, 2013 at 2:41PM

While two seasons and a Christmas special was initially enough for Ricky Gervais' groundbreaking hit "The Office," it seems that he's not done with well-meaning but hapless David Brent. This year alone he trotted out the character for a new sketch during Comic Relief, and notably for a 10-minute short, entitled "The Office Revisited" (watch it here). But it doesn't end there. If things go according to plan for Gervais, we could possibly see a full blown cinematic outing for the character.
3
Ricky Gervais David Brent The Office

While two seasons and a Christmas special was initially enough for Ricky Gervais' groundbreaking hit "The Office," it seems that he's not done with well-meaning but hapless David Brent. This year alone he trotted out the character for a new sketch during Comic Relief, and notably for a 10-minute short, entitled "The Office Revisited" (watch it here). But it doesn't end there. If things go according to plan for Gervais, we could possibly see a full blown cinematic outing for the character.

In a recent THR profile, the magazine reveals that recent YouTube channel series "Learn Guitar With David Brent" (yes, it's exactly what it sounds like) is the first step for what Gervais hopes "will be the basis for a movie about Brent trying to make it in the music industry." So how serious is this? Gervais is looking to ink a record deal to release material as David Brent and is rehearsing with a band to perform at charity gigs later this year. Now, none of this should really be a surprise as David Brent has always dreamed of music stardom (earlier this year, he dropped his video for the cringe-worthy "Equality Street"). The question remains whether or not the joke that he's actually not all that talented can really sustain a whole movie (not to mention that making fun of the music industry is sort of tired at this point).

But this seems to be merely an idea on the edge of a plan at the moment. Gervais' immediate projects include the stateside launch of his new series "Derek" on Netflix, and filming the second season for that show this fall. But can David Brent travel the same route as Alan Partridge? We'll see.

This article is related to: Ricky Gervais, The Office


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates