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Sunday 26 October 2014

Gervais planning David Brent movie

Ricky Gervais could be taking David Brent onto the big screen

Ricky Gervais has revealed plans to make a movie about his Office character David Brent.

The British comedian recently resurrected the former Wernham Hogg boss for Comic Relief, followed by of a series of YouTube videos titled Learn Guitar With David Brent.

Now Ricky has told The Hollywood Reporter he hopes they will be the basis for a movie about Brent trying to make it in the music industry.

He also confirmed to the magazine he is planning to sign a record deal for an album of music by his comedy alter-ego.

Earlier this year Ricky revealed he had received, "ridiculous offers from major record labels all over the world for a David Brent album".

Now The Sun reports he is in talks with Polydor's Fiction Records, whose acts include Elbow, Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs and Ian Brown.

Ricky wrote Equality Street for charity Comic Relief this year, and previously included songs Free Love Freeway and Spaceman Came Down in the original series of BBC comedy The Office. He revealed writing Equality Street had inspired him to pen more songs by Brent.

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