Eric Bana stars as a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front-line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Manhattan.
Gervais co-stars alongside Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”), Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”), Kevin Pollak (“The Usual Suspects”), America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Raúl Castillo (“Looking”) and Benjamin Bratt (“Law & Order”).
Gervais wrote the script for the modern satirical comedy, which started shooting last month in Toronto and will wrap in New York City on July 3. The film will debut on Netflix next year.
“Special Correspondents” is a co-production between Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment, and Gervais, Chris Coen of Unanimous Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert, Manuel Munz and Larry Sanitsky will produce.
From left to right, there’s Bill Lake, Ferrera, Meghan Heffern, Macdonald, Ari Cohen, Gervais, Farmiga, Mimi Kuzyk, Bana, Pollak and Castillo.