Netflix lands Ricky Gervais satire starring Eric Bana, reaffirming commitment to comedy
Netflix lands Ricky Gervais satire starring Eric Bana, reaffirming commitment to comedy

Netflix has acquired the rights to Ricky Gervais’ comedy Special Correspondents.

Gervais penned the script and will be the director of the film.   It stars Erica Bana as a down on his luck New York-based radio journalist.

His character fakes war reports from the comfort of his Manhattan home.  He does this in an attempt to save his job.

The movie is due out some time in 2016.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said Special Correspondents is classic.  It is Ricky Gervais satire at its very best.

Ricky Gervais last stand up comedy act is also available on Netflix.