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Netflix Locks Down Ricky Gervais’ ‘Special Correspondents’

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Netflix has scored yet again film in their quest for world domination, Ricky Gervais’ Special Corespondents. The streaming service will exclusively debut the film next year which will star Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana.

In the film, Bana plays 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 the heart of Manhattan.

In terms of the partnership, Gervais says:

“Having shaken up the TV industry, Netflix is about to do the same to Hollywood. It’s great to be part of the changing future. Ted Sarandos is the new Godfather of entertainment and he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”

This is the latest in the string of films Netflix has picked up including Leonardo Dicaprio’s environmental docu-series.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos gave the following statement about Special Correspondents:

Special Correspondents is classic Ricky Gervais; smart social satire with heart. t’s the kind of great grown-up comedy that studios rarely make anymore, one that’s perfect for Netflix members around the world.”

The film will debut next year worldwide.

[via Variety]

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