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Pierce Brosnan and Will Ferrell will co-star in this comedy about everyone’s favourite song contest.

The only thing better than the Eurovision Song Contest is a movie about the Eurovision contest.

We don’t make the rules, we are merely obliged to obey them. And we are obliged to tell you about Eurovision, a forthcoming Netflix movie about team Iceland fighting for their country, for recognition and for glory at the world’s best singing competition.

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This movie, which will stream on Netflix in 2020, has everything: it has an incredible cast, it has a hilarious setting and it has the magic of Eurovision wafting around it like a perfectly-deployed smoke machine.

Here is everything you need to know about this movie: 

What is the plot of Eurovision?

Eurovision will tell the story of Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, two Icelandic musicians locked in decades of hard graft trying to make it on the global (read: Eurovision) stage. 

The movie will feature Lars clashing with his father, Erick Erickssong, who is known in Eurovision circles as the “most handsome man in Iceland”. Which actor could they possibly get to play such a role and do it justice? 

Who is in the cast of Eurovision

It was recently revealed that Demi Lovato will be joining the cast, marking her first live-action movie appearance since her role in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam in 2010. Will Ferrell announced the news in an Instagram post wishing Lovato a happy birthday; she can be seen next to a Eurovision slate at the end of the video.

Pierce Brosnan will also be joining the cast as the “most handsome man in Iceland,” Deadline reports. It is perfect casting, really, because Brosnan is probably the most handsome man in the world, so it stands to reason that he would also be the most handsome man in Iceland. That’s just logic.

Playing his son Lars is Will Ferrell and playing Sigrit is Rachel McAdams. The rest of the cast is yet to be announced.

Who is the director of Eurovision?

David Dobkin, the man behind McAdams’ Wedding Crashers is directing, with Ferrell and Adam McKay (The Big Short) producing.

Dobkin’s background might not be in the kind of flashy musical numbers that Eurovision is known for, but the man knows comedy like no other. We bet he will bring humour and jokes to whatever musical performances Ferrell and McAdams find themselves in throughout the film.

Will the country of Australia appear in Eurovision

Eurovision for life.

This isn’t strictly something that you need to know about Eurovision but it is something that I need to know. As a card-carrying Australian – I eat Vegemite and recognise Chris Hemsworth as my true Prime Minister – it is very important to me that my great, beautiful, sunburnt country be represented in the Netflix film Eurovision as they are in the real Eurovision Song Contest.

Australia might not literally or even figuratively be a part of Europe proper, but by God we’re a part of Eurovision. And it is imperative that we be represented in this Netflix movie. Who should they draft in to play the larger-than-life-yet-simultaneously-down-to-earth Australian songbird who blows everyone away with a glitter forward performance? Why not just cast Jessica Mauboy, who stole everyone’s hearts at the real Eurovision in 2018 – she was robbed, coming in 20th – and who happens to be a fantastic actor to boot. 

Ferrell, you can have that idea for free. 

When is Eurovision released? 

Eurovision will be released on Netflix in 2020. Stay tuned for more details. 

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