Will Ferrell’s Eurovision themed Netflix film is due to be released on 26th June.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga was originally due for a May release but has been delayed as a result of the ongoing COVID crisis. The date for the release was confirmed during Ferrell’s appearance on The Graham Norton Show on Friday.
The film follows fictional Icelandic Eurovision stars Lars Erickssong (Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams) as they represent their country on the Eurovision stage. The film also features Demi Lovato, Pierce Brosnan and UK Eurovision commentator Graham Norton, as himself.
Already released from the film’s soundtrack is “Volcano Man”, a song featuring Ferrell and McAdams on an Icelandic backdrop. It features vocals from previous Swedish Junior Eurovision contestant and Melodifestivalen participant, Molly Sanden.
The full soundtrack for the film is expected to be released alongside the film on 26 June.
Filming for the Netflix production took place in various locations around Europe, including Reykjavik and Edinburgh and Ferrell attended Eurovision finals in Lisbon and Tel Aviv. Recently, he appeared in RUV’s “Okkar 12 Stig” show which decided Iceland’s favourite entry in 2020. Rumours early in 2020 suggested Netflix were sponsoring Iceland’s entry in the, now cancelled, contest in Rotterdam.
Source: The Graham Norton Show/Eurovision France