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Ricky Gervais taking The Office boss to the big screen

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Aug 21, 2013 | 9:41pm EDT

Ricky Gervais has set his sights on taking his most famous comic creation from The Office to the big screen. The British comedian recently resurrected David Brent, the cringe worthy paper company manager he played in the original U.K. TV series, for a one-off series on YouTube.com. Learn Guitar with David Brent proved a hit with fans and racked up millions of views, and Gervais now admits he wants to take his embarrassing character to Hollywood. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the funnyman explains that the Internet show is the first step towards creating a feature film about his obnoxious alter-ego, calling the web series "the basis for a movie about Brent trying to make it in the music industry". Gervais played Brent for two seasons of The Office, while Steve Carell took on a similar role in the form of Michael Scott for the U.S. remake.

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