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Ricky Gervais to Reprise 'The Office' Role for Netflix Movie

The film will receive a theatrical release in August in the U.K, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand

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    Ricky Gervais will star in "The Office" spinoff. "David Brent: Life on the Road" will be coming to Netflix in the US in 2017.

    Ricky Gervais is reopening "The Office" for a spinoff movie to stream on Netflix.

    The service announced Thursday that it has acquired the film, in which Gervais will reprise the painfully awkward David Brent.

    In "David Brent: Life on the Road," a documentary crew catches up with the former boss 12 years after "The Office." Brent is now a traveling salesman pursuing his rock 'n' roll dreams with his band Foregone Conclusion.

    The film will premiere in most countries on Netflix next year, but will receive a theatrical release in August in the U.K, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

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    Gervais, who recently released his film "Special Correspondents" with Netflix, said he's "so glad the mighty Netflix have once again outbid all competitors in North America to show my movie exclusively."