It’s been quite some time since we got a proper Will Ferrell banger (2015’s Daddy’s Home was decent, there was also The Lego Movie in 2014, and Anchorman 2 the year before that), so fingers CROSSED this latest Netflix joint is the one that brings us back to the icon’s glory days.
Directed by the guy who made Wedding Crasher, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga stars Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are Icelandic singers who travel to Europe for the famed (and real) Eurovision Song Contest.
Here’s the official synopsis of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, via Netflix:
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 actual Eurovision Song Contest, which was first launched in the year 1956, is an annual international song competition that sees participating countries submit an original song to be performed on live television and radio. Ireland is currently the country that has won the contest the most, taking home the Eurovision title a record seven times.
Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga hits the streaming service in the United States on Friday, June 26. In addition to Ferrell and McAdams, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga — which is directed by David Dobkin — also stars Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Graham Norton, and Demi Lovato.
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