Eurovision movie on Netflix: Cast, plot and release date revealed for Will Ferrell comedy

14 August 2019, 13:26 | Updated: 20 August 2019, 09:44

By Rory O'Connor

Netflix is releasing a Eurovision comedy film poking fun at The Eurovision Song Contest, which first televised in 1956.

Here's all the details we know so far, including its cast, plot and release date:

  1. Who will star in the Eurovision film?

    Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell will star in the new film
    Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell will star in the new film. Picture: PA • GETTY • NETFLIX • EUROVISION

    Netflix's Eurovision film will star Will Ferrell, Pierce Brosnan and Rachel McAdams.

    Actor and comedian Will co-wrote the script for the Netflix film with Andrew Steele and is set to play the leading role as struggling Icelandic musician, Lars Ericksson, who is selected to compete in the competition.

    Will previously revealed he is a Eurovision fan, with his wife introducing him to the contest in 1999.

    Last year, Will was spotted at the event in Lisbon. Could he have been researching for the film... or just a huge fan?

    James Bond actor Pierce is set to play Erik Erickssong, the "most handsome man in Iceland".

    He will also play the father of Lars Erickssong, while Rachel will play aspiring musician Sigrit Ericksdottir.

    Meanwhile, former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has also joined the cast as Alexander Lemtov, a Russian contestant at Eurovision.

  2. Is there a plot for the new film?

    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."

    Will Ferrell will play Lars Erickssong
    Will Ferrell will play Lars Erickssong. Picture: PA
  3. Where will Eurovision be filmed?

    Eurovision is currently in production in the UK and in Iceland.

    Pierce Brosnan will play Erik Erickssong
    Pierce Brosnan will play Erik Erickssong. Picture: PA
  4. Who will direct the new film?

    The film will be directed by Wedding Crashers’ David Dobkin.

    Rachel McAdams will play Sigrit Ericksdottir
    Rachel McAdams will play Sigrit Ericksdottir. Picture: Getty
  5. Is there a trailer for the Eurovision film?

    A trailer for the film has not yet been released as the project is still in production.

  6. When will Eurovision be released on Netflix?

    Eurovision's official release date has not yet been announced, but we're expecting it before the end of 2019.