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ERIC BANA TO STAR IN “SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS”


 

ERIC BANA TO STAR IN “SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS”

BRON STUDIOS AND UNANIMOUS ENTERTAINMENT TO CO-PRODUCE

Ricky Gervais Writes and Directs; Protagonist to introduce the project to buyers at American Film Market

 

London/Los Angeles (October 31, 2014) – Eric Bana will star alongside Ricky Gervais in satirical comedy drama, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS.

 

Bana will play 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.

 

The movie (written and directed by Ricky Gervais) is scheduled to commence principal photography in Vancouver and NYC in the Spring of 2015.

 

The film is a co-production between Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance.  Unanimous’ Chris Coen, Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert, and Manuel Munz will produce. Creative Wealth’s Jason Cloth and Larry Sanisky are executive producers.

 

WME Global will be selling the domestic rights, with Protagonist Pictures selling international.

 

Bana is currently shooting THE FINEST HOURS and will next begin filming THE SECRET SCRIPTURE. He recently appeared in the hits DELIVER US FROM EVIL and LONE SURVIVOR. Gervais’ movie credits include GHOST TOWN, THE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM TRILOGY and MUPPETS MOST WANTED.

 

Bana is represented by WME. Gervais is represented by WME and United Agents.

 

Unanimous Entertainment is in production on Brady Corbett’s directorial debut, THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER, and is developing projects with James Marsh, Lynne Ramsay and Ronan Bennett.

 

Bron Studios, co-founded by Aaron L. Gilbert and Brenda Gilbert in 2010, is a British Columbia-based producer of original live-action and animated motion pictures and series television.  The company has produced over a dozen films since its founding; working with new voices and established talents both in front of and behind the camera including; Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, William H. Macy, Ellen Page, Tim Robbins, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup, Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, Helen Hunt, Johnny Galecki, Anjelica Huston, Luke Wilson, Rebecca Hall and many others.

 

Protagonist Pictures is an international production, finance and sales company committed to strong relationships with film-makers, financiers and distributors. Launched in London in 2008 by shareholders including Film4, Vertigo Films and Ingenious Media, the company quickly created a strong brand as a home for bold stories and exciting new directing voices. Its current slate includes James Kent's Testament Of Youth with Alicia Vikander, produced by Heyday Films, which premiered at the London Film Festival; Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, featuring Colin Farrell, Rachael Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C Reilly and Lea Seydoux, which is in post-production and then next films from Andrea Arnold, Ben Wheatley, Whit Stillman and Rebecca Miller.