Eric Bana to star in Ricky Gervais next directorial project

Details have emerged regarding Ricky Gervais’ next big-screen directorial project, a satire entitled Special Correspondents , that will star Eric Bana in the lead role.

According to Collider , Bana has been cast as an arrogant radio journalist who decides to give his career a boost by pretending to be reporting from the frontline of a global conflict.

According to the official synopsis, “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.”

Sounds like a promising outline to us, with Gervais set to take on both screenwriting and directing duties. No word as to whether he’ll be appearing in front of the camera, but we’d be surprised if he didn’t at least write himself a little cameo…

No release date has been confirmed as yet, but production is set to get underway in the spring of next year.