Ricky Gervais Finishes Writing Songs for ‘The Office’ Spinoff Film


'Life on the Road' will catch up with David Brent and goes into production next year

Ricky Gervais has completed the songwriting for the upcoming BBC Films title Life on the Road, focusing on David Brent, his character from the original U.K. version of The Office.

The film, to be shot next year, will catch up with Brent, now a traveling salesman, more than a decade after he left the paper company he used to work for as he attempts to fulfill his dream of being a rock star.

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"All the songs are finished," Gervais told The Hollywood Reporter at a Hollywood Foreign Press Association reception in London on Monday night. "And they’re all new tracks."

Gervais also said that it had been "so much fun" writing as Brent again. "It’s been a long time," he said, adding that production would start on Life on the Road after he completes his comedy series Derek, which is returning for a one-off final special episode, and one more film, on which he didn't provide details.