Dan Stevens Joins ‘Eurovision’ Opposite Will Ferrell, Rachel McAams08/19/2019
Fresh off the final season of FX’s “Legion,” Dan Stevens is warming up his vocal cords for “Eurovision.”
The “Beauty and the Beast” star and “Downton Abbey” alum is joining the cast of Netflix’s “Eurovision,” a comedy flick about the famous global singing competition that is headlined by Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.
“Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin is on board to helm, reuniting him with Ferrell and McAdams.
Stevens will star as Alexander Lemtov, a Russian contestant. Ferrell is Lars Erickssong (Ferrell), whose father Erick Erickssong (Pierce Brosnan) is known as the “most handsome man in Iceland.” McAdams is struggling musician Sigrit Ericksdottir.
The movie is set around The Eurovision Song Contest – the longest running annual international TV song competition. Former winners include ABBA (1974 for Sweden) and Celine Dion (1988 for Switzerland).
The contest started in 1956 with seven western European nations. This year’s edition had 41 countries competing. At the finale in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands won with the song “Arcade”, performed by Duncan Laurence and written by Laurence, Joel Sjöö, Wouter Hardy and Will Knox.
Ferrell co-wrote the script with Andrew Steele and is also producing, as is frequent collaborator Adam McKay.
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