In recent weeks producers behind the Netflix adaption of Eurovision have revealed a host of A-list cast members, including Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan and Demi Lovato. And while those names definitely had us going gaga, there were plenty of fans on Twitter who asked when and if names from the world of Eurovision would enter the film’s orbit.
Well, according to The Jerusalem Post, that time is now. The paper quotes a report from KAN — the Israeli broadcaster which oversaw Eurovision back in May — saying that “it appears” that Netta will participate in the film. Netta herself has said that she is “prevented” from addressing the topic, adding that she is always keen about “new adventures.”
Her participation wouldn’t be surprising. As we’ve reported previously, Will Ferrell and his fellow writers and producers were present at the Eurovision Song Contest both in Lisbon in 2018 and in Tel Aviv a few months ago. They were seen backstage hobnobbing with contestants and their teams, and also in the audience soaking up the atmosphere. Surely Ferrell & Co — VIPs of the highest order — would have had the chance to meet the reigning queen of ESC on home turf and would have been impressed with her vivacity and fire.
The Internet Movie Database does not yet list Netta as a character. However, it does include roles such as “Greek Team Performer”, suggesting there will be actual performances involving, well, performers. The rumours about Netta’s appearance have led fans to wonder aloud whether other stars from these past two editions of Eurovision will also join her. Or maybe that magical crew of stars from the Eurovision mash-up interval? Eleni, Måns, Conchita, Verka…
Details about the film remain under lock and key. Netflix has, however, teased the basic plot.
“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 worth having is a dream worth fighting for.”
Pierce Brosnan plays Lars’ father — and the most handsome man in Iceland — while Dan Stevens takes on the role of Russian singer Alexander Lemtov.
The film is directed by David Dobkin, whose is known for movies including Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers, and The Judge.
What do you think? Will Netta be some form of “interval act” in the Eurovision movie? Will she perform alongside other song contest stars? Or do you think she’ll play a more central role as a competitor or host? Let us know down below…
The worst winner ever.
And it makes no sense that Hollywood stars are in a movie about Eurovision.
Agreed! I guess because this film will be a circus profuction and she is great as a clown
If Netta is in the film then I’m not watching. Israel doesn’t need another chance to spread their Nationalist propaganda.
Yes because the mere presence of an Israeli in ANYTHING is equivalent to spreading ‘propaganda’. Smh.
You’re clearly a snowflake antisemite so please go back to the filthy little hole where you came from.
Yeah! Right on!
Israel is in this planet, you may want to leave it as well. [email protected]
I think this is going to be a lot of fun – can’t wait!
Please just cancel this movie. Why do Americans always feel the need to spoil everything that’s not theirs? Keep you tacky pop and Hollywood culture to yourselfves and keep your fingers off OUR contest. Why won’t they make a comedy about their president whose iq is lower than Sweden’s televoting score?
It makes me so frustrated as an American to see euro fans think that anything that america does would be a disaster and spoil the contest. You can’t disregard something as trash before a trailer has even been released. It seems a lot of euro fans don’t like the idea of anything america with the eurovision name and honestly it’s quite sad.
What’s sad is Pierce Brosnan pretending to be Iceland’s must handsome man. What a farce.
We hear American pop music on every radio all the time and I’ve had enough of it. Eurovision is the last place where we can celebrate European culture without having to listen to some trashy Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj. Most of artists in Eurovision are way more talented than what America promotes around the world. Justin Timberlake and Madonna were by far the most boring and worst interval acts in recent years. I don’t watch Eurovision to hear the same songs I hear on the radio all the time and to see the same faces that are overhyped beyond… Read more »
No one in America really listens to Bieber or Minaj anymore. (Also, Bieber is Canadian, not American) Lol do you even know what’s popular in America right now? Let me just say: not Madonna or Timberlake. It’s not America’s fault that Europe has a poor grasp on what’s relevant to us right now apparently. Also the part of what you said that is the most obnoxious is that there honest to God is almost no difference between European and American pop music. If some European artist came on stage with like a Lizzo song or something you’d act like it’s… Read more »
Yessss! Absolutely agree!
I am so afraid that this movie will be a disaster
It already is.
Oh look, Eurofans b_tching about something that is still in production. How refreshing.
Oh look, Ana stating the obvious. How refreshing.