We have conflicted feelings about Netflix’s upcoming Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga film. On one hand we worry that it will make a mockery of a contest that is very near and dear to thousands of people; on the other, we cannot help but obsess over the ironic bop that is Volcano Man. The film has been authorised, approved and endorsed by the contest itself, so we shall reserve judgement until the film arrives on June 26th.
Shot in Iceland, Edinburgh and Glasgow, the film’s official synopsis notes: “When aspiring musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (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.”
With Pierce Brosnan and Dan Stevens co-starring, there is no shortage of talent involved in the project which also features cameos from Graham Norton and Jon Ola Sand. Filming also took place at the 2019 ESC in Tel Aviv – so expect some references to the contest in there.