Ricky Gervais has his directing and writing bug biting him once again, this time with Special Correspondents, a film that will star himself opposite Eric Bana as two people who fake their kidnappings to live on the down low in New York City.
Bana will play Frank Bonneville, a New York based radio journalist whose lavish lifestyle and conceitedness has led to his downfall and fledgling career as a reporter. Even though he is supposed to be covering a rebel uprising in South America, he releases fake reports on the war from his Manhattan hideout over a Spanish restaurant. Taking the uprising to his advantage, he, along with his technician Albert Finch (played by Gervais) decide to fake their kidnappings and live off the grid.
The film will star a number of actors, including Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Finch, Kelly Macdonald as Claire Maddox, America Ferrera as Bridgida, Benjamin Bratt as John Baker, Kevin Pollak as GeoffreyMallard, Raul Castillo as Domingo, Meghan Heffern as Virginia, and many more.
Netflix bought the rights to Gervais’ dark humor film, which wrapped up shooting in New York City on July 3 after filming in Toronto. You can catch it on Netflix next year.