Gervais and Bana play Ian Finch and Frank Bonneville, two floundering radio journalists, who pretend to be on the ground in Ecuador while actually reporting from an apartment above a restaurant in Queens, New York. With the help of a young couple played by America Ferrera and Raul Castillo, Finch and Bonneville end up faking a missile strike and are forced to pretend they’ve been captured by a group of rebels.
As their lie unravels, the U.S. government gets involved. Finch’s wife (Vera Farmiga) uses the tragedy to launch her singing career and Finch and Bonneville are forced to sneak into Ecuador so that they can actually be “found.”
Special Correspondents was written and directed by Gervais and also stars Benjamin Bratt, Kevin Pollak and Kelly MacDonald. The film arrives on Netflix April 29th.