Netflix confirmed that Demi Lovato is the latest star to join Will Ferrell’s comedy “Eurovision.” According to the company’s announcement, Lovato will star as Katiana, one of the best and most angelic singers in all of Iceland. Lovato joins Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in the movie, who are playing aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir. The film also stars Pierce Brosnan, playing Lars’ father and the most handsome man in Iceland, Erick Erickssong. Dan Stevens is also featured in the movie, taking on the role of Alexander Lemtov, a Russian contestant in the Eurovision song contest. Netflix has been slowly releasing the cast list for the movie, which will most likely continue to grow over the next few weeks.
David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, The Judge) directed the movie, working off a script by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele. Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Chris Henchy produced the movie, with Adam McKay serving as executive producer.
Netflix‘s official description 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.”
The film is currently in production in the UK and Iceland. The show the movie is based on, Eurovision, recently aired its 64th edition of the competition with a big finale in Tel Aviv, Israel. 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 top 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.”
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