Ricky Gervais must think Eric Bana is pretty funny. The two actors will star in Special Correspondents — a remake of a French film –which Gervais will direct next spring. Bana plays a struggling New York radio journalist whose career is on the rocks. In a move of desperation, he fakes front line war reports while he is actually in the comforts of Manhattan.
No word yet on Ricky Gervais’ role in the film aside from writing and directing the feature. Bana was recently seen in the horror film Deliver Us from Evil and the war flick Lone Survivor. Aside from a role in Judd Apatow’s Funny People, the Munich star is not known for his comedic skills even though he first began performing as a stand-up comedian in Australia in the early 90s.