Navan native James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is set to feature in Will Ferrell's Netflix film about the Eurovision song contest called Eurovision alongside actress Rachel McAdams.

No stranger to a tune or two featuring in Mamma Mia one and Mamma Mia two, Brosnan is rumoured to playing the role of an Icelander.

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service RúV said that American comedian Will Ferrell and Canadian actress Rachel McAdams will both play Icelanders also. 

Ferrell discovered the Eurovision thanks to his Swedish actress wife Viveca Paulin who has been a selector for the Swedish representative.

Rachel McAdams was at this year's competition in Israel and last year Will Ferrell attended the event in Portugal.

Filming is due to begin in London this week and is also expected to take place in the North Iceland town of Húsavík and Tel Aviv.