Eddie The Eagle soars into cinemas April 1
Lionsgate UK has set an April 1st, 2016 release date for EDDIE THE EAGLE.
Dexter Fletcher directs the story of Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics. KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE’s Taron Edgerton stars as the eponymous Eddie Edwards with Hugh Jackman as his coach Bronson Peary.
EDDIE THE EAGLE follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Michael Edwards (a.k.a Eddie), and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.
EDDIE THE EAGLE is joined by a supporting cast that includes Jo Hartley (‘This Is England’),Tim McInnerny (‘Blackadder’), Keith Allen (‘Robin Hood’), Iris Berban (‘Rosa Roth’) and Rune Temte (‘The Last Kingdom’), Christopher Walken (‘Catch Me If You Can’) and Jim Broadbent(‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’).
EDDIE THE EAGLE flies into UK cinemas April 1st, 2016.