Will Ferrell Reteams With Wedding Crashers Director for Eurovision


Will Ferrell reteams with Wedding Crashers director for Eurovision

The upcoming Netflix comedy Eurovision has found its director. The Will Ferrell vehicle has signed on David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) to helm the project, per a report from Variety.

Dobkin and Ferrell have a long history of working together, staring with Ferrell’s featured cameo in Wedding Crashers as Chazz Reinhold. Dobkin, meanwhile, has directed several episodes for the streaming service for series such as Iron Fist and Friends From College.

Eurovision revolves around the wildly popular and long-running international TV music competition The Eurovision Song Contest, which is a contest that began in Switzerland in 1956 with seven participating West European nations. This year 43 countries competed for the prize with Lisbon by Netta winning after performing the song “Toy.” ABBA and Céline Dion are among the former contestants who launched successful worldwide careers are their wins at The Eurovision Song Contest.

In addition to starring, Ferrell will co-write the script with Andrew Steele (Saturday Night Live), as well as produce alongside Jessica Elbaum for Gary Sanchez Productions with Adam McKay set as executive producer.

Dobkin will also be helming the recently announced sequel to Wedding Crashers, aptly titled Wedding Crashers 2.

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