As if that cooked Netflix Eurovision movie couldn’t get any weirder, Pierce Brosnan is now joining Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams to play Ferrell’s dad.
The Netflix comedy about the famous European music contest looks like a singing version of Blades of Glory, but the team behind it seem to have high hopes for the film.
Apparently Will Ferrell is one of the main driving forces behind the film, which means it’ll either be comedic gold or a hot mess. He’s the lead actor, and wrote and produced the film, so here’s hoping it’s good. If not, it looks like Will is the only person to blame.
Although I kinda feel like the film will be a flaming pile of garbage, it is produced by David Dobkin who previously worked with Ferrell and McAdams on Wedding Crashers. So hopefully we get another film of that calibre, but I’m not going to hold my breath.
Brosnan, who will forever be Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia! to me, will play “the most handsome man in Iceland”, duh!
He’s set to play Erick Erickssong, the father of Lars (Ferrell). However, Brosnan and Ferrell are only 14 years apart in age, so I’m not quite sure how that’s supposed to work.
I know he was also James Bond, but does that really outrank the 2008 hit jukebox musical rom-com Mamma Mia!? I don’t think so. Pierce Brosnan is Sam Carmichael. Bond didn’t even have a funky ABBA soundtrack. Boring!
“When aspiring musicians Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams) are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for,” the official Netflix synopsis reads.
The film is currently in production at multiple locations in the UK and Iceland, and we’re pretty sure it should be released in time for next year’s Eurovision contest in May 2020.Image: Getty Images / Mark Mainz