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 on Netflix in 2016.
Farmiga stars in A&E’s critically-acclaimed thriller “Bates Motel.” Next up, Ferrera will star in NBC’s upcoming comedy series “Superstore,” expected to bow midseason.
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Pictured (left to right): Bill Lake, Ferrara, Meghan Heffern, MacDonald, Ari Cohen, Gervais, Farmiga, Mimi Kuzyk, Bana, Pollak, Castillo