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…