The “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, is now streaming on Netflix.
Directed by David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”), “Fire Saga” casts Ferrell as an Icelandic dreamer who wants to perform at Eurovision. He is supported in his ambition by his friend Sigrit (McAdams), who has a crush on him. Together, they form a synth-pop duo and score a hit with novelty song “Ja Ja Ding Dong.”
In fact, the film was slated for a May release to dovetail with the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 before the pandemic hit.
The script was written by Ferrell (“Elf,” “Anchorman”) and Andrew Steele (“The Spoils of Babylon”). The cast also includes Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), Pierce Bronson (“Mamma Mia,” “GoldenEye”) and singer-actress Demi Lovato.
The soundtrack for the movie will also be released today. The single “Volcano Man” is sung by Ferrell and Swedish pop singer Molly Sandén.
Separately, Netflix announced three new original documentary shorts will be added to its collection and stream in July.
They include: “The Claudia Kishi Club,” which looks at the Asian-American girl at the center of “The Babysitter Club” books; “The Speed Cubers,” the competitive sport of solving a Rubik’s Cube; and “John Was Trying to Contact Aliens,” the story of John Shepherd, a man who built a lab in rural Michigan, then spent 30 years broadcasting music millions of miles into space.