Ricky Gervais has taken his Office alter ego David Brent to the stage, playing two music gigs at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London with his band, Foregone Conclusion. The BBC has a round-up of the first show's mostly-positive reviews, which could mean that David Brent could be going on tour.
The Hollywood Reporter has a profile on Ricky Gervais out today, and in it, they mention that he's hoping to star in a movie as David Brent, his character from The Office. Earlier this year, Gervais revived the character for a short that aired on BBC's Comic Relief and for a web series, Learn Guitar with David Brent. THR writes that "Gervais hopes [these videos] will be the basis for a movie about Brent trying to make it in the music industry." Additionally, they say he's currently rehearsing with a band to do some "high-profile charity gigs" as Brent at the end of the year and that he's [...]
Here's old audition footage of a bunch of famous actors who tried out for parts on The Office back in the fall of 2003 but were passed over. It's a special feature off the recently-released DVD set for the ninth and final season of the show. It's pretty cool to see Bob Odenkirk (Michael), Seth Rogen (Dwight), Adam Scott (Jim), Kathryn Hahn (Pam), John Cho (Jim), and Eric Stonestreet (Kevin) play these well-known characters and to think about how differently their careers and the show would have been had they gotten these parts.
Check out a list of other people who auditioned for The Office, including Paul Giamatti, [...]
The Kings of Summer opens in select cities today. It will make its way to the other, non-select cities at some point soon. Patience is a virtue.
The Kings of Summer seems to have come from the mind of Nick Offerman, but it was actually written by first time screenwriter Chris Galletta, a former David Letterman joke writer. The plot of the film finds three teenage boys spending the summer in the woods, building a house and trying to live a Walden type existence to get away from their annoying and overbearing parents. While this goes on, Nick Offerman, who plays Frank, the father of the lead MIA rapscallion, [...]
In 2003, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's original and groundbreaking The Office concluded, ready to be duplicated by other countries, ready for all discerning snobs and television critics to denounce as inferior and as affronts to humanity. Two years later, we met Michael and Jim and Pam and Dwight and Ryan for a six-episode season. The American Office with the inexplicably good reviews got a renewal. Steve Carell was in 40 Year Old Virgin over the summer. We then met Phyllis and Stanley and Creed and Kelly and Darryl and Toby and heard that this show shoots way more material than they can ever fit to air. We watched [...]