Michael “Eddie” Edwards won the hearts of people around the world with his memorable ski-jumping performance at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics – and he’s about to win even more starting this weekend. “Eddie the Eagle,” hitting theaters Friday, Feb. 26, will send you home flying high with inspiration.
The film stars Taron Egerton as Michael Edwards, the unlikely ski jumper who persevered through countless obstacles in his quest to compete in the Olympics. Hugh Jackman also stars as Michael’s brash coach, Bronson Peary. The two come together to form an implausible, relentless, history-making duo.
“Eddie the Eagle,” inspired by true events, also stars Christopher Walken and Jo Hartley. The film comes from producers Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, David Reid, Rupert Maconick and Valerie Van Galder; it’s directed by Dexter Fletcher. The screenplay was written by Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton.