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Gervais movie exclusive for Netflix

April 7, 2015

By Nik Roseveare

Ricky Gervais’ new movie Special Correspondents will debut exclusively on Netflix in 2016.

Gervais wrote and directed the movie, which, according to the synopsis, stars Eric 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.”

Special Correspondents is classic Ricky Gervais; smart social satire with heart,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos commented. “It’s the kind of great grown-up comedy that studios rarely make anymore – one that’s perfect for Netflix members around the world.”

“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,” Gervais added.

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