With a Ricky Gervais production, you never really know what you’re going to get. It may be an instant classic like The Office or his hilarious podcasts with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. It may be a near-classic like Extras. It may be something kinda puzzling, weirdly sentimental, but ultimately interesting like Derek. Or it might be super unremarkable, like his directorial efforts The Invention of Lying and Cemetery Junction.
Special Correspondents is his latest film, set to premiere on Netflix on April 29. Gervais wrote, directed, and will star alongside Eric Bana. The two play “journalists” who manage to fake a live broadcast from Ecuador, where they are “captured” and “held hostage,” sparking an actual international incident. The film also stars Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, Benjamin Bratt, and Raul Castillo. Watch the trailer above, and let’s hope this is Gervais on his A+ game.