Magazine article Screen International

Ricky Gervais Begins 'David Brent: Life on the Road' Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Ricky Gervais Begins 'David Brent: Life on the Road' Shoot

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Principal photography has begun today on David Brent: Life On The Road, directed, written and starring Ricky Gervais.

The feature sees a documentary crew catching up with David Brent 12 years on from the BBC2 'documentary' The Office. Brent is now a travelling salesman, chasing his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion.

Shooting on location in and around London and Slough, production will shoot for five weeks and is due to wrap on Dec 18.

In addition to Gervais, the cast includes Ben Bailey Smith as Dom, most recently seen rapping in Brent's Equality Street and writer-comedian Tom Basden as Dan, Brent's road manager.

The film sees the introduction of Brent's new office colleagues including love-struck Pauline (Jo Hartley), his 'comedic' partner in crime Nigel (Tom Bennett), his office nemesis Jezza (Andrew Brooke) and his much needed therapist (Nina Sosanya). …

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