The Eurovision Movie – As more stars are announced for the forthcoming movie about Eurovision, here’s what we know so far…
Eurovision will be an American comedy film directed by David Dobkin, and written by Andrew Steele and Will Ferrell, which will be released on Netflix. The movie will tell the story of two struggling singers, Lars and Sigrit, who are chosen to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Will Ferrell will star himself in the movie as Lars Erickssong, with Rachel McAdams playing Sigrit. Also cast in the movie is Pierce Brosnan as Erick Erickssong (Lars’ father and the most handsome man in Iceland), Dan Stevens as Alexander Lemtov (the Russian contestant) and Demi Lovato as Katiana, one of the best and most angelic singers in all of Iceland.
Local Icelandic actors in the movie include Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
The synopsis reads: “When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.”
Ferrell attended the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 to research for the film. He was made aware of the popularity of Eurovision by his Swedish wife, Viveca Paulin, as long ago as 1999. She has previously been involved in selecting the Swedish entry. He also attended the final in Copenhagen in 2014. Rachel McAdams was at this year’s competition in Israel.
Filming is currently taking place in the North Iceland town of Húsavík and the UK, and there was also filming in Tel Aviv.
There is no release date as yet for the film.
Will Ferrell with Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso in Lisbon, 2018.