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Will Ferrell to star in Netflix comedy about Eurovision Song Contest

Will Ferrell is Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights

Story by Jack Foley

WILL Ferrell is set to star in a Netflix film based around the Eurovision song contest.

The comedy actor will headline the project after writing the script with Andrew Steele, with whom he previously worked with on Casa de mi Padre and Lifetime parody A Deadly Adoption.

Ferrell has previously admitted that he’s been a big fan of the European competition ever since his Swedish wife introduced him to it way back in 1999. Indeed, he was seen at this year’s contest in Lisbon.

The Eurovision Song Contest has been a major music fixture since 1956 and attracted over 186 million viewers world-wide this year.

The as-yet untitled project marks Ferrell’s second film with Netflix after last month’s release of Ibiza, a comedy he produced, starring Gillian Jacobs.

On the big screen, Ferrell was last seen in the hit sequel Daddy’s Home 2 and will next be reuniting with Step Brothers co-star John C Reilly for Holmes and Watson, a comedic take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery series that also stars Ralph Fiennes.

Ferrell also recently sold a documentary series about the global economy at Amazon with Anchorman director Adam McKay.