Ricky Gervais pens, directs and stars in an exclusive Netflix film

Special Correspondents, also starring Eric Bana, is set to debut in 2016.
April 6, 2015

British comedian Ricky Gervais, currently enjoying a run on Netflix with his series Derek, has written and produced a film exclusively for the SVOD.

Special Correspondents, starring Eric Bana and Gervais, will debut worldwide on Netflix in 2016.

Bana plays a struggling New York radio journalist whose arrogant and decadent lifstyle has hindered his career, faking front line war reports from a hideout above a Manhattan restaurant.

The film is co-produced by Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment, with Gervais, Unanimous’ Chris Coen, Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert, Manuel Munz and Larry Sanitsky acting as producers.

While this is Gervais’ first full-length feature for Netflix, the SVOD service itself has signed prior deals with Adam Sandler and the Duplass Brothers for multiple comedy features that are still TBA.

Photo credit: Netflix




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