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Will Ferrell to attend Eurovision in Tel Aviv to work on Netflix film

Is it the project all Eurovision fans are looking forward to? Or is it the one we’re all dreading to see? We just don’t know yet, but what we do know is that work on the Netflix film “Eurovision” will continue this month in Tel Aviv.

Ferrell’s satire of niche events

Will Ferrell will be travelling to the Eurovision Song Contest this month to film more scenes for the film he’s currently working on. The film, titled “Eurovision”, was first announced last year, when the American actor attended the contest in Lisbon.

According to several sources, the film will be a satirical one. It would not be the first time Will Ferrell makes a film about a so-called ‘niche event’ for American followers. Previously, he made films about ice skating competitions and minor league basketball. Last year’s Eurovision winner, Netta Barzilai, already spoke out about Ferrell’s film, stating she hopes the 51 year old actor treats the contest with respect.

Trip to Tel Aviv

Ferrell won’t be travelling to Israel alone. He will be there to shoot some scenes for the film. He will do so together with producer Adam McKay, who has previously received an Oscar nomination for his work on “The Big Short”. The producer has previously worked with Will Ferrell on his “Anchorman” series.

Also travelling to Tel Aviv is David Dobkin. The director’s biggest claims to fame are films such as “Wedding Crashers” and “Fred Claus”, both starred by Vince Vaughn.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli organising team has asked Will Ferrell to appear on stage during one of the semifinals. They say Yuval Cohen, Deputy Executive Producer of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has reached out to the actor. He however has not responded yet. It’s unclear where in the show Ferrell would fit, looking at the already full line-up of interval acts for the Eurovision Song Contest this year.

So far, Netflix hasn’t revealed much about the contents of “Eurovision”. All we know so far is that it will be satirical. It remains to be seen who, besides Will Ferrell, will feature in the film.

Are you looking forward to the Netflix film “Eurovision”? Let us know what you think!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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