Eric Bana will star alongside Ricky Gervais in satirical comedy drama, Special Correspondents.
Bana will play 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 comtfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Manhattan.
The movie (written and directed by Ricky Gervais) is scheduled to commence principal photography in Vancouver and NYC in the Spring of 2015.
The film is a co-production between Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance. Unanimous’ Chris Coen, Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert, and Manuel Munz will produce. Creative Wealth’s Jason Cloth and Larry Sanisky are executive producers.
WME Global will be selling the domestic rights, with Protagonist Pictures selling international.
Bana is currently shooting The Finest Hours and will next begin filming The Secret Scripture. He recently appeared in the hits Deliver Us From Evil and Lone Survivor. Gervais’ movie credits include Ghost Town, The Night At The Museum Trilogy and Muppets Most Wanted.