Dobkin will helm the project, Variety reports. Ferrell previously signed on to both star in the film and co-write it with Andrew Steele. This is a reunion for Dobkin and Ferrell, as they worked together on 2005's "Wedding Crashers," a film Dobkin directed that featured Ferrell in a minor but memorable role.
Like "Wedding Crashers," "Eurovision" is aiming to bring the laughs. It centers on the European competition of the same name. Not only has the contest been running since 1956, it has crowned winners such as ABBA and Celine Dion (in 1974 and 1988, respectively). Ferrell has reportedly been a fan since 1999, when wife Vivica Paulin got him into it. He attended the 2018 competition, per the Guardian, presumably at least in part to do research for the film.
We don't know yet if Dobkin is also a fan of the contest, but he knows a thing or two about filmmaking. His credits include "The Judge," "The Change-Up," "Fred Claus," and more.
Ferrell is producing "Eurovision" via Gary Sanchez productions alongside Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy. Adam McKay is set to executive produce.