Netflix has confirmed Will Ferrell will star in a film about Eurovision and has reportedly given the go-ahead to make the film by organisers -an ideal way to broaden the contest’s appeal in the US market.
Ferrell was at this year’s contest and is thought to have been a fan since being introduced to it by his Swedish wife. He also spent time with some of the contestants.
He’s set to write the screenplay with former head writer of Saturday Night Live, Andrew Steele.
The film will be Will Ferrell’s second Netflix feature-length production.
He also worked on Ibiza, a comedy starring Gillian Jacobs, which was released last month.