Pierce Brosnan signs on to Netflix’ Eurovision comedy

Pierce Brosnan signs on to Netflix’ Eurovision comedy
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Pierce Brosnan has joined the previously announced cast of Netlix’s comedy Eurovision.

David Dobkin will be helming the project about The Eurovision Song Contest, an annual European song competition. The flick will see the reunion of Dobkin with Wedding Crashers alums Will Ferrell and Rechel McAdams who have earlier been announced. Ferrell and McAdams will be taking on the roles of struggling Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir.

As for Brosnan, the former James Bond will star as Lars’ father, Erick Erickssong known as Iceland’s most handsome man. The feature film is being penned by Ferrell and Andrew Steele. Production has started for the film that’s currently shooting in the United Kingdom and Iceland. The lineup of producers for the film joining Ferrell includes Jessica Elbaum and Gary Sanchez Productions’ Chris Henchy. Serving as executive producer is Adam McKay.

Eurovision’s 64th annual competition held its finale in Tel Aviv, Israel in May this year. Duncan Laurence representing The Netherlands with his song ‘Arcade’ took home the championship title. This year’s annual competition also featured a highly-anticipated guest appearance from Madonna. Eurovision’s first-ever contest was held back in 1956 in Switzerland with only seven participants from Western Europe. The competition has since gained global fame with 41 countries competing in May. You’d be surprised to know that familiar names have competed and won the song competition including ABBA, who won in 1974 representing Sweden and Canadian singer Céline Dion who won in 1988 for Switzerland.

Pierce Brosnan is a Golden Globe nominee best known for his work in four James Bond films.