Eurovision fans get ready. Netflix is currently filming for a hilarious new movie based on the Eurovision Song Contest. Starring Demi Lovato, Dan Stevens, Rachel McAdams, Will Ferrell, and Pierce Brosnan, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga follows three aspiring musicians who will stop at nothing for the opportunity to launch the career of a lifetime.
Demi Lovato will star as Katiana, otherwise known as “one of the best and most angelic singers in all of Iceland”, and Dan Stevens will play Alexander Lemtov, a Russian contestant (he gave us a sneak peek of his character in the Instagram post below). Katiana and Alexander will be facing off against the fiercely competitive Icelandic duo of Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, played by Ferrell and McAdams. Lars’ father, Erick Erickssong, is played by Brosnan who is also regarded as “the most handsome man in Iceland.” With a title like that, and a son in the fray of the most iconic European song contest in history, we expect some hilariously stressful comedic moments, contestant sabotage, and a nail-bitingly but expected outcome. The film is directed by David Dobkin, who’s previously worked on Wedding Crashers, and produced by Will Ferrell. Can’t wait!
If you’re new to the Eurovision fandom, it’s the biggest song competition in the world, which started in Switzerland in 1956. Previous winners have been Canadian vocalist and 2019 fashion icon Céline Dion and beloved Swedish pop group ABBA. The Eurovision Song Contest is held annually in May, with the 2019 winner being Duncan Laurence from The Netherlands.
Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga launching on 26th June, 2020. Watch the full trailer above, and the music video teaser “Volcano Man” below, featuring Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell, while we patiently wait for film’s official premiere.