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🇮🇪 “Mr Eurovision”: Johnny Logan documentary film in production

The Sunday Times has revealed that a biopic documenting Johnny Logan’s career in the 1980s is being developed by a Northern Irish production company. The aim is for “Mr Eurovision” to get “the big-screen treatment” and a cinema release.

“Dramatising” Logan’s life

The producer of the biopic, to be titled “Mr Eurovision, is Brian J Falconer. He describes the film as a “dramatised” version of Johnny Logan’s life between 1980 and 1987. His two Eurovision victories as a performer will act as the two bookends of the biopic.

Johnny Logan won the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with “What’s Another Year” and returned in 1987 with “Hold Me Now” recording a second victory. He returned as a songwriter in 1992 for Linda Martin and their entry “Why Me?” gave Logan his record-breaking third Eurovision victory and the nickname “Mr Eurovision”.

Notable screenwriters involved

The screenplay for “Mr Eurovision” is currently being written by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson. Their most notable work to date is “Good Vibrations”, a movie starring Game of Thrones actor Richard Dormer and Doctor Who actress Jodie Whittaker in its lead roles.

Logan himself has been approving of the biopic, explaining to The Sunday Times that he had to go through “all the legal stuff” to give Falconer the legal rights to use his career and life for the film.

Netflix’s “Eurovision” film also coming soon

“Mr Eurovision” isn’t the only Eurovision-related movie in production, with Netflix’s “Eurovision” due for release in the coming months. Filming commenced in the United Kingdom and Ireland last year and will star Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens and Demi Lovato.

Further reading: Eurovision – The Netflix Movie

Are you interested in seeing the outcome of “Mr Eurovision”? Let us know @ESCXTRA!

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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