Comedy icon Will Ferrell is set to star in a movie centred around popular European music contest The Eurovision Song Contest that will be produced and distributed by Netflix.
Variety have today (7th March) reported that Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin will direct the film that will be produced by Ferrell alongside Gary Sanchez Productions partners Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy. Oscar nominated director Adam McKay, hot off his critical success with Vice, will act as an executive producer on the project.
Ferrell will also co-write the picture with regular ‘Funny Or Die’ scribe Andrew Steele.
Though details are currently scarce as regards content or a release date, the movie currently titled Eurovision has a rich history of elaborate characters, cheesy events, international glitz and memorable songs to mine for nuggets of comedy, The Eurovision Song Contest being one of the longest running annually televised events in Europe.
Star, producer and writer Ferrell has a long-standing working relationship with recently hired director Dobkin, the pair working on Wedding Crashers together back in 2005. Dobkin has also worked alongside distributors Netflix on a number of projects including ‘Iron Fist’. Rumours persist that Dobkin could also helm a long gestating Wedding Crashers sequel, though details have yet to be confirmed.