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

19 May 2020, 12:23 | Updated: 19 May 2020, 12:39

By Rory O'Connor

Netflix is releasing a Eurovision comedy film poking fun at The Eurovision Song Contest, which first televised in 1956, titled Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

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

  1. Who will star in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 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 Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 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.

    Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
    Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Picture: Netflix
  2. Is there a plot for the new film?

    The synopsis for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 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 Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga be filmed?

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 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 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 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 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga film?

    Yes, the first trailer for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga has been released. Watch it here:

    Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams) perform 'Volcano Man' from the new film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

  6. When will Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga be released on Netflix?

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga will debut on Netflix on June 26, 2020.