Will Ferrell Is Heading To Netflix With Newest Comedy, ‘Eurovision’

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Netflix has bought into the ‘Will Ferrell business’ as it was revealed yesterday that the comedy veteran will now star in the upcoming film, ‘Eurovision’. According to a Deadline exclusive, Ferrell will write the comedy which is based around an actual singing competition. A premiere date for ‘Eurovision’ has yet to be announced.

Netflix has set up another feature film anchored by an A-list comedy star. Netflix has set Will Ferrell to star in Eurovision, a comedy he will write with Andrew Steele. The premise revolves around the wildly popular and long running international TV music competition The Eurovision Song Contest. It is a contest that began in Switzerland in 1956, when seven West European nations participated. This year 43 countries competed for the prize, won in Lisbon by Netta (Israel) performing the song Toy. ABBA (winner in 1974 for Sweden) and CĂ©line Dion (winner in 1988 for Switzerland) are among the former contestants who launched successful worldwide careers after their wins at The Eurovision Song Contest.