Best new Netflix movies and shows – 3. Eurovision Song Contest
Release Year: 2020
Directed By: David Dobkin
Starring: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Demi Lovato, Graham Norton, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
Release Date: Friday, June 26
For nearly two decades, Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams have defined some of pop culture’s most beloved movies. From bank-breaking comedies to award-winning dramas, both have marked their territory on Hollywood, but this June on Netflix, they’re taking on the Eurovision Song Contest. The movie stars team up for the outlandish (see above video) original comedy film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, and it’s primed to be the can’t-miss comedy event of the summer. Whether we’re laughing at it or laughing with it, it’s one of the month’s best new releases.
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams star in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga as Icelandic singers Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, and judging by those names, we’re in for one spoof-heavy ride. Lars and Sigrit have the opportunity to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest, the world’s biggest competition for songs. But along the way, they will have to prove that they’re willing to fight for their dream. The film also features guest-starring roles from stars such as Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, and Demi Lovato.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga comes from director David Dobkin, who also directed such movies as Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers, Fred Claus, The Change-Up and The Judge. The film was originally planned for release last month to connect with the actual Eurovision Song Contest, but due to the circumstances, the release was pushed back. McAdams reunites with director Dobkin 15 years after starring in the blockbuster comedy film Wedding Crashers, paving the way for another hilarious hit. Don’t miss the summer’s craziest comedy when Eurovision Song Contest premieres on Netflix on June 26.