Netflix has left audiences in no doubt that it can produce strong original movies following the likes of Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation. In a move to continue this successful streak, the streaming platform has now teamed up with comedic genius Ricky Gervais with Special Correspondents.
Gervais is on board to write, star and direct the journalistic comedy which finds him and Eric Bana as two down on their of luck journalists who decide to use a South American civil war to their advantage. The only catch is that they’re making the whole thing up from their apartment above a Spanish restaurant in Queens.
Vera Farmiga, Benjamin Bratt, Kelly Macdonald and America Ferrera will all co-star. Special Correspondents will premiere on April 29.
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