The film’s portrayal of Edwards’ never-say-die approach to the sport, celebrates the human spirit and resilience in the face of extraordinary odds and challenges. Taron Egerton, who made his feature film starring debut in Kingsman: The Secret Service, looks brilliant as Eddie the Eagle, and would you believe Hugh Jackman is in on this, too? He plays a ski jumping expert from Lake Placid who helps Eddie train for the 1988 Calgary Olympics.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher and also starring Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton, the film also stars Tim McInnerny and, another surprise, Christopher Walken!
Eddie The Eagle is released in UK cinemas on April 1st 2016 and I can’t wait for this!
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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