A quick gander at Will Ferrell’s 50+ film appearances shows that he has made quite the career out of playing absurdly out of place characters. He has played a Christmas elf, a figure skater, a failed disco singer, a time-traveling paleontologist, and the star of a telenovela just to name a few. Now you can add Icelandic pop singer to the list.
In “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” Ferrell and co-star Rachel McAdams play a musical duo hoping to represent Iceland in the upcoming international Eurovision competition. Obviously Ferrell and McAdams are terrible and obviously they somehow find themselves with the opportunity to represent their homeland. As the trailer shows, absurdity is the main course and it looks like we’ll get plenty of it. For me a little Ferrell goes a long way so we’ll see how this one turns out.
“Eurovision Song Contest” debuts on Netflix June 26th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.