Eurovision Movie: The Story of Fire Saga
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Eurovision Movie to be released in June

The Will Ferrell movie inspired by Eurovision has gotten a new release date. "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" is set to be released on 26 June 2020

COVID-19 didn't just postpone Eurovision 2020. It also forced the Will Ferrell movie production inspired by the contest to be delayed.

Initially, the Eurovision Movie – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – was supposed to premiere last Saturday (16 May), the same day the Eurovision 2020 Grand Final would be held in Rotterdam, but due to the pandemic and cancellation of the show, Will Ferrell and Netflix postponed the release to 26 June.

Will Ferrell, who is also in the film as an actor, made a special appearance in Australia's alternative Eurovision 2020, "Big Night In!". This small participation included a first-look into the movie itself with the release of "Volcano Man", one of the songs that will be included in the movie's soundtrack.

The song is performed by Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams).

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

"Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" will be a Netflix production – in the genre of a comedy – written by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele. David Dobkin is the director of the movie.

The film was first announced in 2018 after Will Ferrell's surprise appearance in Lisbon during that year's Eurovision Song Contest. As mentioned above, the release was supposed to be on 16 May 2020 but due to coronavirus, it will now be premiered on 26 June in Netflix.

The Cast

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell is an American actor, comedian and producer who first rose to fame due to his NBC sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Life. He is also known for his roles in movies such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).

Ferrell is a three-time Golden Globe winner and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which has cemented his status.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel was born in Canada. It was in 2002 that she made her Hollywood film debut with The Hot Chick but only rose to fame two years later for the iconic role of Regina George of the movie Mean Girls.

It would be, nonetheless, a few years later that Rachel would return to prominence. In 2009 she joined the cast of Sherlock Holmes and two years later she starred in Midnight In Paris.

McAdams is an Oscar nominated actress.

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan was born in Ireland but moved to the USA at a young age. He first rose to fame in the 80s and in 1994 he became the fifth actor to play James Bond – role he played in four movies of the saga.

As for the new millennium, Brosnan has also starred in the musical Mamma Mia! (2008) and in the 2018 thriller, The Ghost Writer.

Pierce is a two-time Golden Globe nominee.

Demi Lovato

Better known for her singing, Demi Lovato first started her career in Disney's Sonny With a Chance. She rose to fame after getting the lead role of Disney's Camp Rock (2008) and its sequel in 2010 which was her last work as an actress.

Since then, Demi has focused more in her music career and has had hits such as "Heart Attack", "Give Your Heart a Break" or "Sorry Not Sorry".

Dan Stevens

The English actor caught the public attention due to his role in the drama TV show Downton Abbey.

Other than, Dan Stevens has starred in the 2014 movie, The Guest and
participated in Disney's live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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