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Ricky Gervais to return to 'The Office' for Netflix movie

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 counties on Netflix next year, but will receive a theatrical release in August in the U.K, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Gervais, who recently released his film "Special...

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