Pierce Brosnan sees Eurovision with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams
Pierce Brosnan is joining Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in the Netflix comedy Eurovision. According to Deadline, the former 007 will play Erick Erickssong, the father of Ferrell’s character and “the most handsome man in Iceland.” The pic is directed by David Dobkin of Wedding Crashers fame.
Brosnan recently appeared in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again as well as Final Score and the TV series The Son. Eurovision is just one of a handful of projects the veteran actor has on the docket.
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.
The film focuses on Lars Erickssong (Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Adams), two struggling Icelandic musicians who join the 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.