Life on the Road, the mockumentary that will see Ricky Gervais reprise the role of David Brent, has secured funding from Entertainment One and BBC Films.

The film will see the former general manager of the Slough office of the Wernham Hogg Paper Company adapting to his new life on the road as a travelling salesman.

In a statement, Gervais spoke of his excitement for the film adding that it "delves much more into his private life than The Office ever did and we really get to peel back the layers of this extraordinary, ordinary man."