Watch: Full US Trailer for 'Eddie the Eagle' Featuring Hugh Jackman

December 17, 2015
Source: YouTube

Eddie the Eagle

"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

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?

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This looks like it is riding the perfect line in terms of comedy and drama. I am always impressed with Jackman's American accent. You could think him an American.

DAVIDPD on Dec 17, 2015


One of H. Jackman's role that I can go with ... Or, at least it looks so ...

shiboleth on Dec 17, 2015


You don't like his other roles? I love him in The Fountain, Les Miserables, Prisoners, and The Prestige.

Jordan Mitchell on Dec 17, 2015


Oh, I definitely like some. Prisoners and The Prestige especially. I don't like Les Misarables being a musical so I don't think I was very much interested for any particular role in that movie. And I would change Jackman's role (Valjean) for those played by Russell Crowe (Javert). After reading a book, musical was bad idea in my view. And, as for The Fountain, I haven't watched it but it might be ok. Thanks for the tip (although, I know about this one, just didn't catch the time to see it) ...

shiboleth on Dec 17, 2015


Oh, that's fair! You're welcome. I mean, The Fountain is not for everyone, but it's one of my favorite movies. I do disagree with you about Les Miserables, but musicals aren't for everyone. I'm glad they made it though because even after reading the novel and seeing the staged musical, the movie musical became one of my absolute favorite movies. Jean Valjean is actually my favorite role Hugh Jackman has played, and his acting in that role was so moving that I highly felt he deserved his Oscar nomination. I also can't see him playing Javert. The reason I felt Hugh was such a good Jean Valjean is because inwardly he seems to have the goodness, the heart, and kindness of Jean Valjean in real life and really relates to the spirituality of the story, and that shined through in his performance. The Fountain would be my second favorite Hugh Jackman performance. Personally, I think he is best at playing characters in spiritual and emotional stories. I saw him cry in Les Miserables and The Fountain and was convinced he is one of the most sincere male actors when it comes to emotional scenes, probably because he is a sensitive and emotional man in real life.

Jordan Mitchell on Dec 17, 2015


I didn't watch The Fountain but not because I didn't wanted but because it still didn't come my way. Your suggestion might help me to speed up that process. It's not that I have problem with unusual films. Certainly not. Quite the opposite, I like different perspectives on the narrative in films. As for the musicals I have to disagree. I like them. I will always like Mouling Rouge, one of the most vivid musicals lately (and it has been already more than ten years, right?). I like some others, I like classic musicals, but I think Les Miserables was not narrative for that form. We part here, since I still thing that was wrong. There was nothing musical in the tone of the novel, it was splendid drama and life experience. Can't be expressed with the music. At least, not for me. And, on the end, Hugh Jackman. I am not so overwhelmed with his acting. His acting is all right, but nothing special. He definitely deserves to be part of the first league when it comes to acting, but that's his limit. Real pantheon is for some other people...

shiboleth on Dec 18, 2015


So...they re-made Cool Runnings?

jzastyle on Dec 18, 2015


Weirdly, the Jamaican bobsleigh team were at the same Olympics.

Carpola on May 7, 2016

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