By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety.
British comic, Ricky Gervais, has been picked up by Warner Bros. to star in Early Retirement.
(updated: Gervais won't be involved anymore, more below)
Ricky Gervais for Early Retirement
A comedy pitch from Mark Perez, Early Retirement tells the story of a work-obsessed man who quits his demanding job to spend more time with his family. Mosaic Media's Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce.
Suckle pitched the project to Gervais, creator of the U.K. versions of The Office and Extras, who became attached to the project, which they then sold to Warner.
Perez said he wanted to do a movie that picks up where other family comedies leave off -- with the husband quitting his job to spend more time with his family -- and then watch what happens.