Whilst we maybe lacking in films in the cinema Netflix is doing it’s part with interesting movies. This weeks upcoming Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga movie will keep Eurovision fans happy with this pastiche. Plus, for those that don’t know it will certainly educate them about this Euro addition!
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams star. Also we note Pierce Brosnan, who we hope does not sing! Plus, we have Dan Stevens in a pop star role which will delight Downton Abbey fans.
What is the Eurovision Song Contest?
An annual festival that began in 1956 and now spans 40-plus nations. Eurovision is a beloved excuse for sensory overload. ?It is widely seen as both a source of immense national pride and international zaniness. It’s a rhythmic extravaganza that regularly boasts television audiences of 180 million!
Occasionally participants become iconic such as Celine Dion. It was thanks to quintessential Eurovision logic, the Canadian claimed victory for Switzerland in 1988!
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Trailer
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Lowdown
Lars and Sigrit are has aspiring Icelandic musicians. In the film we see them being given the opportunity of a lifetime! They are going to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition. This means they finally have a chance to prove there dream has been worth fighting for!
Cast and Crew
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams star as the musicians Lars and Sigrit. David Dobkin, who is know for Wedding Crashes and The Judge, directs.
The movie is produced by Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy (for Gary Sanchez Productions).
The other stars include:-
- Dan Stevens
- ?Melissanthi Mahut
- Mikael Persbrandt
- Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
- Graham Norton?
- Demi Lovato
- Pierce Brosnan
The screenplay was written by Ferrell and Andrew Steele. Adam McKay is the executive producer.
The film was shot on location in the UK and Iceland between August and October 2019.
The film releases globally on Netflix June 26th, 2020.