Funnyman Will Ferrell will star in a new comedy film about the Eurovision Song Contest for Netflix.

The 50-year-old Anchorman actor will co-write and star in a new film titled Eurovision, which will poke fun at the popular annual singing competition, according to Deadline.

Ferrell will be teaming up with long-time collaborator Andrew Steele, a former head writer on Saturday Night Live for, for the upcoming outing.

The Step Brothers star was spotted at this year's Eurovision contest in Lisbon. He has been a self-proclaimed fan of the contest ever since his Swedish wife first introduced him to the event back in 1999.

This will be Ferrell's second film with Netflix. In May, he produced a romantic comedy for Netflix called Ibiza which starred Gillian Jacobs.

Ferrell was most recently seen in the hit comedy Daddy's Home 2. He can next be seen in Holmes and Watson, a comedic take on Arthur Conan Doyle's mystery series.

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Bookies favourite Israel won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song TOY sung by Netta Barzilai. This is the fourth time that Israel has won the competition.

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Irish X Factor duo Seán and Conor Price recently said "it's not off the cards" that they could represent Ireland at the Eurovision in the future.

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