'Eddie The Eagle' to release on April 29, 2016

Washington, PTI | Updated : 17 March 2015, 12:09 PM

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman’s upcoming film “Eddie The Eagle”, the biopic about Britain’s lovably inept first Olympic ski jumper, is slated to release on April 29, 2016.

Matthew Vaughn is producing the film, which just began production in the Alps, reported Deadline.

Taron Egerton will play Michael Edwards, who rose to fame as the very-last-place finisher in two events at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, but left as a scene-stealing poster boy for never-say-die underdogs everywhere.

Jackman will play his coach. The film is being directed by Dexter Fletcher from a script by Sean Macaulay.

Jackman, 46, tweeted, “On the set of #EddieTheEagle with Dexter Fletcher and Matthew Vaughn. Awesome duo to work with!”

First Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:04 PM
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