Will Ferrell's Eurovision movie will star Pierce Brosnan as "the most handsome man in Iceland"
Ferrell is playing Brosnan's son, and we're not sure we see the family resemblance.
We all love Will Ferrell (obviously), but he hasn't had a properly good funny movie in a while now.
His most recent outings have been Holmes & Watson (awful), Daddy's Home 2 (also awful), The House (fine, but forgettable), Zoolander 2 (awful), Get Hard (really awful)... In fact, his last unquestionably good live-action comedy (because The Lego Movie was brilliant) was The Other Guys, and that was all the way back in 2010! Yep, it has been almost a full decade since Ferrell made us all properly laugh.
We're hoping that reteaming with the director of Wedding Crashers will set him right on the upcoming Netflix movie Eurovision, which could at least have a strong Blades Of Glory vibe going for it, if they lean into the inherent over-the-top nature of the competition itself.
Netflix have given us an official description, saying "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."
Erickssong. Ericksdottir. Son. Daughter. We get it. Funny.
McAdams has proven she has got some serious comedy chops with Mean Girls and Game Night, so Ferrell is well-paired there, but the cherry on top is Pierce Brosnan, who "will star as Erick Erickssong - Icelandic musician Lars Erickssong's father and the most handsome man in Iceland!"
Will Brosnan be attempting a thick Icelandic accent as well? We can only hope so!
The movie is currently in production in the UK and Iceland, and we'd bet good money that you can expect to see Eurovision on the streaming service around May 2020, right around the time that the 65th Eurovision Song Contest kicks off.