Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Will Ferrell Sing in Netflix’s original comedy?
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are all set to appear as a virtuous singer-duo in their new comedy “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”, Yes, as the name suggests, it is one of those over-the-top comedies of Will Ferrell. The Mark Twain Prize winner stars as Lars Erricksong, an Icelandic singer who aspires to win an international song contest along with “Sigrit”( Rachel McAdams), together this duo is called “Fire Saga”.
EUROVISION: When aspiring musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) 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 is a dream worth fighting for.
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) January 3, 2020
Eurovision song contest is a real international contest, where singers from each country of Europe are invited to take part in a singing competition, the participants have to perform an original song written by themselves. Notable winners of this competition include Sweden’s Abba(Dancing Queen) in 1974 and Switzerland’s Celine Dion (My heart will go on) in 1988.
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— Rumen 🇧🇬 (@rumentheweirdo) June 11, 2020
The film “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire and Saga” is directed by David Dobkin and co-written by Andrew Steele and Will Ferrell. The film stars Dan Stevens who plays Russian Singer Alexander Lemtov, Demi Lavato who plays Katiana and appears to be one of the best singers of Iceland. Pierce Brosnan plays Lars’ father, Eric Erricksong.
This new photo of Will Ferrell and Mikael Persbrandt is my favorite thing today. pic.twitter.com/38dEY0F2AI
— Kathryn LaFrance (@kede3) June 11, 2020
The film will release on Netflix. It was initially scheduled to release on May 2020, but due to the pandemic, it will now release on June 26, 2020. “Volcano Man” is the first song released by the film, it features vocals from Will Ferrell and Swedish singer Molly Sanden. Along with these stars, the famous talk show host Graham Norton will also feature in the movie providing commentary in the competitions.
“Two small-town singers chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.” reads Netflix’s official bio of the film.
In order to prepare for the role, Will Ferrell attended the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, he managed to talk with the singers backstage and held an idea as to what happens in such competitions and what are the possible on-stage mishaps. the movie is set to release on June 26, you can watch the trailer here:
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