- Film & TV
- 08 Aug 19
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams have already been announced as part of the main cast.
Now completed by Pierce Brosnan, the leading trio appears to be an ideal combination for what could well be a blockbuster comedy.
Eurovision is built around the international singing contest which has been a global phenomenon since its inception in 1956.
While it is now considered by many to be rather outdated, the show has been instrumental to the rise of worldwide stars, such as ABBA and Céline Dion, which competed and won respectively for Sweden and Switzerland.
The film will follow aspiring musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir in their quest for musical fame.
When they are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world's biggest song competititon, the delighted pair is ready to do everything in their power to shine bright and possibly launch a successful international career.
Finally, they have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.
Written by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele, Eurovision will be directed by David Dobkin, well known from movies he previously directed such as Wedding Crashers and The Judge. Adam McKay will oversee things as the executive producer.
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams will play aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, while Pierce Brosnan will star as Erick Erickssong, Lars' father, dubbed the most handsome man in Iceland.
The funnyman is well-used to music-related movies, after he took part in Mamma Mia 1 and Mamma Mia 2. There is no doubt he will be an hilarious addition to what pomises to be a very fun, light-hearted film.
Eurovision is currently in production in the UK and Iceland. Filming is said to have started in London this week, and is also expected to take place in the North Iceland town of Húsavík as well as in Tel Aviv.