Eddie The Eagle is looking to be this year’s ultimate feel good film. The movie based on the true story of British Olympic ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards. The trailers show a story of triumph, and the tone seems to be extraordinarily uplifting. Recently, Fox studios brought the film and it’s director to Sundance to do a secret screening. the film tells the story of unlikely British ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), who enlists the help of a rebellious has-been coach (Hugh Jackman) to try and make the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, finding fame and adoration despite finishing last in the 70-meter and 90-meter jumps. Eddie The Eagle is produced by Matthew Vaughn and promises to be an epically happy film about a truly vibrant and wonderful story that deserves to be told.
Director Dexter Fletcher had an opportunity to speak with Collider, and gave a little interview regarding the film.
Eddie The Eagle is starring Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, and Christopher Walken, and hits theaters on February 26th.
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