Special Correspondents, a feature film starring Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana, will premiere April 29 exclusively to Netflix members. Gervais, host of the Golden Globes Jan. 10, wrote and directed the picture, about a struggling New York radio journalist whose decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. His job on the line, he fakes front-line war reports from his hideout above a restaurant in Queens.
Besides Bana, the film stars Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak and America Ferrera, among others.
Special Correspondents is a co-production between Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment. Producers are Gervais, Unanimous’ Chris Coen, Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert, Manuel Munz and Larry Sanitsky. Jason Cloth and Ron McLeod are executive producers.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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