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Eric Bana and Ricky Gervais to Star in Remake of French Comedy 'Special Correspondents'

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Eric Bana and Ricky Gervais are set to star in the remake of the French comedy "Special Correspondents." Besides starring in the pic, Gervais will also write, direct and produce the film. The story will follow Bana's character, 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. In the 2009 original, France mobilizes to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked. The film is a...

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