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New trailer for Ricky Gervais’ Special Correspondents

With a little over two weeks to go before it premieres on Netflix, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy Special Correspondents. Based on the 2009 French film of the same name, it is written and directed by Ricky Gervais who also stars alongside Eric Bana; take a look below…

Special Correspondents, a new Netflix original feature film was written and directed by Ricky Gervais and stars Eric Bana (Deliver Us From Evil, Lone Survivor) and Gervais (Muppets Most Wanted, Derek). The film is about 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 Queens.

Special Correspondents is set to premiere on April 29th and features a cast that also includes Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire
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Ricky Gervais’ Special Correspondents gets a hilarious first trailer

The first official trailer for Special Correspondents, an upcoming Netflix original comedy written and directed by Ricky Gervais, has been released. Gervais also stars in the film as a struggling radio journalist, who fakes “frontline war reports from a NYC hideout” alongside Eric Bana’s hapless technician. Watch the hilarious trailer below…

While Gervais is a well-known and highly respected comedian/comedic actor, Bana, too, is no stranger to making people laugh, despite landing dramatic work more often. At the start of his career, the actor appeared on an Australian sketch comedy show entitled Full Frontal, which essentially launched his career; additionally, he had a small role in 2009’s Funny People and stole nearly every scene he was in.

Later this year, Gervais’s The Office spinoff film, David Brent: Life on the Road, will be released as well. Check out new posters from the film here.

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Vera Farmiga Joins Ricky Gervais' Special Correspondents

Vera Farmiga Joins Ricky Gervais' Special Correspondents
Despite being at work on his latest film, Special Correspondents, Ricky Gervais took a moment out for a cast photo showing off his new ensemble. And with that, brought word that Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Lake, Kevin Pollak, Mimi Kuzyk, Raúl Castillo, Meghan Heffern, Ari Cohen and Benjamin Bratt are on board. Gervais has written and is directing the film, which finds Bana as a Manhattan-based radio journalist who enjoys privileged status but has slowly being undoing himself thanks to arrogance and his decadent lifestyle. When his bosses decide they’ve had enough, he volunteers to report from the front lines of a conflict – only to fake the dispatches from his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of the Big Apple, aided and abetted by his technician sidekick, played by Gervais.Filming has been underway since last month in Toronto and will finish in New
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First cast photo for Ricky Gervais’ Netflix comedy Special Correspondents

Thanks to The Wrap, we’ve got a first look photo of the cast for Ricky Gervais’ Netflix original movie Special Correspondents, which sees Gervais starring alongside Eric Bana (Deliver Us From Evil), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Raúl Castillo (Looking), Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order), Bill Lake (The Hurricane), Meghan Heffern (Chloe), Ari Cohen (Gangland Undercover) and Mimi Kuzyk (The Day After Tomorrow)…

Special Correspondents sees Bana as “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.” It is set to land on Netflix some time next year.
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America Ferrera, Vera Farmiga Cast in Ricky Gervais’ Netflix Film ‘Special Correspondents’

America Ferrera, Vera Farmiga Cast in Ricky Gervais’ Netflix Film ‘Special Correspondents’
America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga will co-star in Ricky Gervais’ Netflix original film “Special Correspondents,” alongside the comedian and previously announced Eric Bana. Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, Raúl Castillo and Benjamin Bratt round out the ensemble, which was revealed in the first cast photo, released by Netflix Friday (see above).

Gervais wrote and is directing the satirical comedy flick for Netflix, in which he’ll also star.

Bana stars as a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and lavish lifestyle hinder his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front line war reports from his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the city.

Special Correspondents” hails from Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment. Gervais, Chris Coen, Aaron L. Gilbert, Manuel Munz and Larry Sanitsky will produce.

Principal photography began May 19 in Toronto, and will wrap in New York City on July 3. “Special Correspondents” is set to be released
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FCC Enters Retransmission Debate

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FCC Enters Retransmission Debate
After largely sitting out the carriage disputes that have riled the television business for much of the past year, the Federal Communications Commission is set to inject itself into the retransmission debates. FCC Media Bureau chief Bill Lake announced Wednesday that the commission would issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on retransmission. "The cash demands of broadcasters are rising faster than the distributors’ willingness to pay, and the result has been a growing number of cliffhanger negotiations – and some that have fallen off the cliff," Lake said in his remarks at
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