Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.
Eddie the Eagle is a British-American-German sports comedy drama film directed by Dexter Fletcher and produced by Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, David Reid, Rupert Maconick and Valerie Van Galder. The film stars Taron Egerton as Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. The film also stars Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken, with a script by Simon Kelton and Sean Macaulay. The film released on February 26, 2016, by 20th Century Fox.
Eddie the Eagle
Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Tim McInnerny, Jo Hartley, Lasco Atkins, Anastasia Harrold, Jessica Williams, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
Screenplay by: Sean Macaulay, Simon Kelton
Production Design by: Mike Gunn
Cinematography by: George Richmond
Film Editing by: Martin Walsh
Set Decorataion by: Naomi Moore
Music by: Matthew Margeson
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: February 26, 2016