Ricky Gervais says David Brent film is almost a musical

Ricky Gervais has been discussing what we can expect from his forthcoming David Brent movie, with the comedian describing the project as “almost a musical”.

“Yeah I’m gonna do it,” confirms Gervais. “It’s really different. It’s another fake documentary about what he’s doing now, and what he’s doing now is sort of repping.”

“But he hasn’t let go of this dream of being a rock star and he’s got a lot of songs together and he’s got a young band together that he’s paying through the nose for and they’re just sort of ripping him off. They’re sort of session musicians so he’s losing money.”

“He has to cash in a pension, he does a little tour he wants the record companies to come along to. Obviously he thinks it’s like Scorsese following the Rolling Stones around, this documentary team, but it’s really sort of a Where Are They Now documentary… it’s almost a musical, really.”

And as to when we can expect to see the finished article, Gervais is aiming for a two-year process before getting the film to cinemas…

“I’m writing it now, I’ll probably film it next year. We’re talking 18 months to two years again. It can certainly have a theatrical release around the world. But we’re not talking ‘blockbuster’. We’re probably talking an under 10 million dollar movie. I’m not making a Hobbit movie here.”

Exciting times for the Brentmeister General, then. Go and get the guitar…

George Wales

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