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Netflix offers Will Ferrell Eurovision comedy

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FANS watch on a big screen the 2019 Eurovision song contest final in the fans zone by the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 19, 2019. — REUTERS

NEW YORK — With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the cancellation of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, actors Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams hope fans can get their fix by watching their madcap Netflix comedy about a duo from Iceland who compete in the event. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a “zany, unexpected, musical extravaganza,” McAdams told Reuters. She and Ferrell play Sigrit Ericksdottir and Lars Erickssong, blond Scandinavian soulmates who bumble their way into being Iceland’s contest entrants, and find unlikely ways to keep advancing. The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the world’s biggest annual television events, featuring colorful and often tongue-in-cheek and over-the-top performances. It was due to take place in Rotterdam in May after the Netherlands won the 2019 contest, but was canceled as the pandemic spread. Ferrell said he hopes the Netflix Inc movie can “show our love and gratitude for this kind of amazing, amazing contest that… 46 countries compete in every year. And it means so much to the community.” — Reuters





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