Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Dan Stevens Joins Netflix Comedy EUROVISION

Dan Stevens Joins Netflix Comedy EUROVISION
"Legion" star Dan Stevens has signed on to star in Netflix's upcoming spoof comedy "Eurovision". The film will be directed by David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") from a script written by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele ("Saturday Night Live").

Stevens will play Alexander Lemtov, a Russian contestant taking part in the Eurovision song contest. Ferrell also stars alongside Rachel McAdams as a pair of aspiring Icelandic musicians, Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, who are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world's biggest song competition, while Pierce Brosnan will play Ferrell's father and "the most handsome man in Iceland".

This year, the Eurovision Song Contest's 64th edition was held in Tel Aviv, Israel, where The Netherlands triumphed with the song "Arcade", performed by Duncan Laurence. As of 2019, at least 50 countries are eligible to participate, primarily, but not exclusively from Europe. ABBA (winner in 1974) and Celine Dion (winner in 1988) are among the artists who made their name on the show.

The film is produced by Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy, while Adam McKay serves as executive producer. "Eurovision" is currently filming in the U.K. and Iceland.

Stevens can be seen next in "Legion" creator Noah Hawley's space drama "Lucy in the Sky" starring Natalie Portman. He is set to star in new adaptations of Jack Wild's classic novel "Call of the Wild" opposite Karen Gillan and Harrison Ford, and Noel Coward's play "Blithe Spirit" alongside Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann and Judi Dench. He will also appear in Dave Franco's directorial debut "The Rental".


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