Pierce Brosnan has joined the cast of Netflix comedy ‘Eurovision’ joining Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams on the film based on the worldwide talent contest.
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams will play aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir. Pierce Brosnan will star as Erick Erickssong, Lars’ father and the most handsome man in Iceland.
Co-written by Ferell and Andrew Steele the film focuses on 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.
‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘The Judge’ filmmaker David Dobkin will direct with Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy producing. Adam McKay will serve as executive producer.
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The 64th edition of the competition had its finale in Tel Aviv, Israel in May this year, the winner was The Netherlands with the song “Arcade”, performed by Duncan Laurence. The first contest was held in Switzerland in 1956 with seven West European nations participating. This year 41 countries competed for the prize. The show is now a global phenomenon with fans all over the world.
Former contestants ABBA (winner in 1974 for Sweden) and Céline Dion (winner in 1988 for Switzerland) launched successful worldwide careers after their wins at “The Eurovision Song Contest.”
Once the face of James Bond in four of the franchise’s offerings, Brosnan has since gone on to star in the cinematic musical Mama Mia and its sequel.