Ricky Gervais as David Brent in The Office.
British comedian Ricky Gervais will revisit David Brent, his famous character from The Office, for a new mockumentary.
The star and co-creator of the original The Office TV series reprised his role as the cringeworthy manager last year for a string of sold-out stage shows with his fake band Foregone Conclusion.
Gervais recently revealed he had been filming behind-the-scenes footage at various gigs across the UK in the hope of transforming the footage into a movie in the style of iconic rock parody This Is Spinal Tap.
The actor has now signed a deal with BBC Films to make the project happen.
Life on the Road will feature interviews with Brent over a decade after The Office ended in 2003 as he attempts to reinvent himself as a rock star.
A statement from BBC executives reads: "We find out what Brent is doing now and what's happened in the last 15 years since his redundancy from his beloved (paper company) Wernham Hogg.
"He's a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up on his dream of being a rock star."
Gervais has since taken to Twitter to clear up any confusion about the mockumentary.
Just to be clear, I am not making an "Office" movie. I'm doing a documentary film about David Brent trying to be rock star. Just Sayin :)— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 5, 2014
The film is due to go into production next year.