Hollywood star Will Ferrell will be in Tel Aviv for the Eurovision Song Contest. The actor and comedian will be arriving not as a fan, but as a filmmaker.

Ferrell is in the middle of shooting a Netflix satire film about the Eurovision. The movie, titled Eurovision, will be directed by David Dobkin, who was behind Wedding Crashers and Shanghai Nights.


Netflix first announced the project last summer, just a month after Netta Barzilai won the 2018 competition in Lisbon, Portugal. In fact, Ferrell also attended that Eurovision in person, and witnessed Barzilai take home the top prize.

Ferrell is somewhat unique among Americans, most of whom don’t follow and many of whom have never even heard of the Eurovision Song Contest. While in Lisbon last year, Ferrell told reporters that he’s been a fan of the show since 1999, when his wife, Swedish actress Viveca Paulin, introduced him to it. The 1999 competition was hosted in Jerusalem, after Dana International won the contest a year earlier.