Entertainment One and BBC Films have come on board to finance Ricky Gervais’ comedy “Life on the Road” — a spinoff movie from his TV series “The Office.” Worldwide sales will launch in Cannes through eOne Features and eOne will directly distribute the film in the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand.
What has David Brent been up to? The world is about to find out. Entertainment One is partnering with BBC Films to finance Life on the Road, a spin-off film based on the popular character Ricky Gervais created on The Office. eOne will launch worldwide sales of the film in Cannes, and will also distribute the film in the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand.
Less than a week after Conservative Party won a majority in the UK general election, animal rights activists - with prominent comedians and entertainers as their allies - are organising online to fight an effort to legalise hunting with dogs.
Ricky Gervais is taking aim. The comedian, 53, attacked renowned hunter Rebecca Francis April 13 for shooting and posing with her big-game captures throughout her career. "What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?" the activist tweeted alongside the NBC Sports Eye of the Hunter guide's photo of a dead giraffe from a 2010 Africa hunt. "Shame on our species."
When Ricky Gervais walked onto the stage carrying a beer — which is almost expected of him after hosting the Golden Globes three times with a drink in hand — it was clear this wasn't going to be just another ego-stroking Q&A. Sitting before a large crowd at Paramount Studios in Hollywood , Ricky Gervais took questions first from Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of "Arrested Development," for nearly an hour before kindly responding to more from members of the TV Academy.
Ricky Gervais’ comedy Special Correspondents, a remake of the 2009 French comedy Envoyés Très Spéciaux, is to debut on Netflix. Gervais will co-star alongside Eric Bana, as well as directing from his own script. The new version follows a New York radio journalist (Bana) who decides to fake war-zone reports from his Manhattan flat in an effort to revive his flagging career.