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When was the last time you had a good cringe? We mean a really, really, excruciatingly toe-curlingly awful cringe?

Chances are it was the last time you watched The Office. Michael Scott (played in the U.S. version by Steve Carell) and his British counterpart David Brent are particularly skilled at saying the wrong thing, at every inappropriate opportunity, in every situation, all of the time.

Now Brent is getting the big screen treatment. Ricky Gervais himself tweeted the trailer earlier today (April 7) for David Brent: Life on the Road, a spin-off movie that’ll see him return to the character he created 15 years ago.

Twelve years after the conclusion of the original version of The Office, this new feature-length adventure finds Brent working as a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleaning and ladies’ personal hygiene products company, while still pursuing his dream of being a singer-songwriter.

And it’s clear the hapless office manager has got no less cringeworthy:

Eeesh. Brent is most certainly back. Can we open our eyes, uncross our fingers and unclench our toes now?

Fans of the original version should know that Sherlock‘s Martin Freeman, who made his name on the show, will not be part of the movie. Nor will original cast members Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Lucy Davis (Ugly Betty, Shaun of the Dead).

David Brent: Life on the Road opens in theaters in the U.K. on August 19, with a wide theatrical release in the U.S. planned shortly thereafter.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.