Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan screenwriter Dan Mazer and The History Boys producer Damian Jones have struck a deal with Working Title Films to make a comedy movie about the Eurovision Song Contest, according to Variety.
The idea for Eurovision: The Movie was originated by Mazer and Jones, who will produce with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title.
This annual TV songfest brings together pop acts from 42 countries to compete for its grand prize, with the winner decided by votes from national juries. Cheesy, kitsch and often inadvertently hilarious, it's one of Europe's most-watched TV events.
Variety adds that although it occasionally creates international pop stars, such as Celine Dion and Abba, its winners typically rapidly fade into obscurity.