Have you ever wondered what happened to "The Office" manager? Not the U.S. one, the original U.K. "Office," starring Ricky Gervais as the Swindon lot's cringe-worthy boss, David Brent. After the U.K. series aired two seasons and finished up with a 2003 Christmas special, the U.S. version took over and Ricky Gervais' career took a different direction. Now he's back as Brent, directing, writing, and starring in a new movie called "Life On The Road," following the character 15 years later.

In "Life On The Road," David Brent is now a traveling salesman chasing a dream of rock stardom with his band, Foregone Conclusion. A documentary crew will, of course, be following his every move. As Ricky put it: "He thinks it'll be like Scorsese doing the Rolling Stones, but we'll show the full horror. He's had to take two weeks off work and cash in his pension, because the session musicians in the band are costing him more than he's getting in ticket sales."

Ricky is documenting the making of the movie on his website, and he updated in mid-July that "I also started casting 'Life On The Road' this week and the response from actors wanting to audition has been overwhelming. Started planning the towns Foregone Conclusion might visit on their tragic tour too. Surely they have to pass through Swindon."

He's currently editing the star-studded movie "Special Correspondents" and noted that, toward the end of post-production on that movie, he'll start pre-production on "Life On The Road." He added, "The script is in good shape with wall-to-wall funny scenes, but you still have to make sure it's justified as a movie and not just a feature-length episode of a TV show. You also need to keep the low fi charm of the quaint docu-soap. It's a tricky one but it's invigorating putting the whole thing together."

Back in May, Ricky told Variety, "I'm so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies. 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."

Are you excited to facepalm over anything and everything David Brent does next?

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