Yesterday Dan Stevens was officially announced as a lead for the Netflix movie Eurovision. And now American superstar Demi Lovato has revealed that she’s the latest A-lister to join the cast.
As Deadline Hollywood reports, she will play the role of Katiana, “one of the best and most angelic singers in all of Iceland.”
Demi revealed the news on August 20 — her birthday — with a video on her Instagram account. It starts with writer, producer and co-star Will Ferrell staring at the camera.
“We want to make a very special announcement about a brand-new cast member, and it just happens to be her birthday today,” Ferrell said. “I made her this wonderful cake from scratch. So happy birthday! Yay!”
We then see the diva herself holding the birthday cake next to a movie director’s slate that reads “Eurovision”.
The American singer and actress is no stranger to the film business. She achieved global success for her role as Mitchie Torres in Camp Rock. And as you know this woman can sing. She’s so far released five studio albums. Her song “Sorry Not Sorry” has accumulated more than 600 million streams on Spotify. Lovato also appeared on Time magazine’s 2017 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Casting a Billboard chart-topper may go a long way to calming some Eurovision fans, who have worried the film will “ruin” their beloved contest. Demi, whose vocal power cannot be questioned, lends musical credibility to this fictional adaptation and suggests the seriousness of purpose that the filmmakers have.
The announcement comes shortly after Dan Stevens was revealed as Russian contestant Alexander Lemtov.
Details of the film are being kept tightly under wraps. So far we know actor and producer Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Get Hard) will star alongside Demi, Dan, Pierce Brosnan and Rachael McAdams, who famously gave life to Regina George in Mean Girls.
The film is being directed by David Dobkin, which completes a rather fabulous reunion. He directed Will and Rach in the 2005 romantic comedy Wedding Crashers.
RUV, the Iceland broadcaster, has revealed that many of the characters will have Icelandic names. But apparently they will be deliberately silly and OTT. Local actors in the movie include Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson. They’re among their country’s biggest stars.
An official press release has confirmed that the movie is currently in production in the UK and Iceland.
Are you excited to see Demi Lovato join the film? What other singing actors could you see co-starring in this? And what’s your best guess for the plot of the film? Let us know down below.