Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams filming Eurovision movie in Tel Aviv

Stars spotted on the sidelines of the Expo Tel Aviv this week

May 17, 2019 03:03
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Rachel McAdams poses, launch event of "Doctor Strange," Westminster Abbey in London, 2016.

Rachel McAdams poses, launch event of "Doctor Strange," Westminster Abbey in London, 2016.. (photo credit: DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS)


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The 2019 Eurovision in Tel Aviv is undeniably star-studded. But on the sidelines of the show are two more world-famous celebrities: Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell.

The duo are in town to shoot an upcoming Netflix film about – you guessed it – the Eurovision. Ferrell is the brains behind the movie, titled Eurovision, and it is being directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers).

In addition to Ferrell, McAdams is appearing in the film, and even took a photo with Eurovision co-host Assi Azar on the sidelines of the contest this week.

Unlike most Americans, Ferrell is a fan of the European singing extravaganza, as he was introduced to it by his Swedish-born wife, Viveca Paulin. Ferrell was also in attendance at the Eurovision last year in Lisbon, Portugal, where Israel’s Netta Barzilai took home the top prize. Netflix announced the Eurovision satire film last summer, and Dobkin and McAdams signed on earlier this year.

All week long, the calendar on the official Eurovision application for delegations and press has marked off filming times devoted to Netflix.

Other than that, both the European Broadcasting Union and Netflix have been mum on details of the film and its shooting schedule.

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