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Pierce Brosnan joins Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in Eurovision

Pierce Brosnan in The Matador

Story by Jack Foley

PIERCE Brosnan has joined Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in new Netflix comecy Eurovision.

Ferrell and McAdams will play aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, with Brosnan now set to star as Erick Erickssong, Lars’ father and the most handsome man in Iceland.

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 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.

Eurovision has been co-written by Ferrell and Andrew Steele and is being directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, The Judge).

The film will debut on Netflix in 2020.

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