We all have challenges to over come, but for some of us those challenges are bigger than others. For some it is overcoming illness or family problems. For others it is taking on a huge task that seems like it just might be unsurmountable. On February 26, EDDIE THE EAGLE, starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, will open in theaters and share one of those stories about a man facing a huge challenge and never stopped believing in himself – a truly loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.
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.
Directed By: Dexter Fletcher
Screenplay By: Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton
Produced By: Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, David Reid, Rupert Maconick, Valerie Van Galder
Story By: Simon Kelton
Starring: Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken, Hugh Jackman
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