After the success of his dark comedic television series “Derek,” Ricky Gervais is getting back into bed with Netflix. The streaming platform has announced its next original feature film will be writer-director Gervais’ “Special Correspondents.”
According to Netflix, “the film is about 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 Queens.”
Gervais stars in the film opposite a talented ensemble, including Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, America Ferrera and Benjamin Bratt. The film is a co-production between Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment.
“Special Correspondents” will premiere on April 29 exclusively to Netflix members worldwide.