Dan Stevens joins Will Ferrell In Netflix’s Eurovision
Deadline brings word that Beauty and the Beast star Dan Stevens has been tapped to play the role of Russian contestant Alexander Lemtov in Netflix‘s upcoming comedy Eurovision. Stevens will be joining previously announced cast members Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, and Pierce Brosnan.
Stevens will next be seen in Noah Hawley’s Lucy in the Sky starring alongside Natalie Portman and Zazie Beetz; and the comedy film Blitz Spirit opposite Isla Fisher and Judi Dench.
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. It will be directed by Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin.
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.