Demi Lovato sees Eurovision with Will Ferrell
According to Deadline, actress Demi Lovato is the latest to join the talented cast of Will Ferrel’s upcoming Netflix comedy Eurovision. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer joins Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan and Dan Stevens in the film and will play a character named Katiana, “one of the best and most angelic singers in all of Iceland.”
Ferrell confirmed the casting on social media, and even took the time to wish the singer a happy birthday. Check out the full message below.
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.