Icelandic film score composer Atli Örvarsson is composing the original score for the upcoming Netflix movie “Eurovision”. Atli has been composing and orchestrating music for some of Hollywood’s biggest projects, including the Pirates of the Caribbean, Angels & Demons, The Holiday, Vantage Point, Babylon A.D., Thick as Thieves, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, NBC series Chicago Fire, and together with Hans Zimmer contributed music to the Man of Steel. Atli will be also releasing his first album “You Are Here” on 3rd of July. You can listen to his single Húm Pt. I on Spotify.
In an interview about his work on the movie “Eurovision” for Icelandic broadcaster, RÚV Atli said: “The truth is that composing funny music is actually the most difficult task that comes with us composers.”
“Eurovision” is directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, The Judge) and stars Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Demi Lovato, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Game of Thrones), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (The Borgias, Homecoming),
The movie tells a story about two aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams) and the journey which they take for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition – Eurovision. Will Ferrell co-wrote the screenplay with Andrew Steele (The Spoils of Babylon) and he is also producing it together with Chris Henchy (Daddy’s Home, The Boss) and Jessica Elbaum (Booksmart, Hustlers). Adam McKay (The Big Short, Talladega Nights) is the executive producer. There is not an official release date announced but it is expected that “Eurovision” will premiere later this year on Netflix.
Filming took place between May and September 2019 and some of the locations included host city of Eurovision 1972 Edinburgh and many other places in Iceland and the UK.
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