Watch: Full US Trailer for 'Eddie the Eagle' Featuring Hugh Jackman
"For as long as I can remember, it has been my ambition to become an Olympian. I just needed to find the right sport." 20th Century Fox has debuted an official US trailer for Eddie the Eagle, the biopic about the first ski jumper Olympian from Great Britain who makes it into the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. Young actor Taron Egerton (seen in Kingsman) stars as "Eddie the Eagle", and the cast also includes Hugh Jackman as the guy who reluctantly trains him, plus Christopher Walken and Tim McInnerny. This follows the first international trailer which debuted earlier in the week, and it's much more captivating with some new footage not shown in the other one. This actually looks really good, I'm looking forward to seeing it. Enjoy!
Here's the official US trailer for Dexter Fletcher's Eddie the Eagle, direct from YouTube:
Eddie the Eagle is directed by Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith) and written by first-time scribes Simon Kelton and Sean Macaulay. The biopic tells the story of Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton), the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Trained by ski expert Chuck Berghorn (Hugh Jackman), he was a particular dark horse to achieve this placement, since he had no funding and his farsightedness forced him to wear glasses under his goggles, making him virtually blind. In competing, his placement of dead last made him a heroic failure. The film is currently scheduled to open in US theaters starting February 26th, 2016 early next year. See the international trailer. Thoughts?