WHO’S IN IT?
Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine), Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter), Mark Benton (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Keith Allen (Trainspotting), Jo Hartley (This Is England), Tim McInnerny (Blackadder), Edvin Endre (Vikings), Jim Broadbent (Iris)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith), director; Sean Macaulay (film debut) and Simon Kelton (film debut), writers; Adam Bohling (Kick-Ass), Rupert Maconick (The Sadness of Sex), David Reid (Telstar), Valerie Van Galder (film debut) and Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service), producers; Matthew Margeson (Kick-Ass 2), composer; George Richmond (Wild Bill), cinematographer; Martin Walsh (Chicago), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
It’s the mid-Eighties, and Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Egerton) has a dream: to one day represent Great Britain in the highly competitive sport of ski jumping in the Winter Olympics of 1988. With the help of a rebellious but charismatic coach (Jackman) Michael – later re-christened “Eddie the Eagle” – manages to overcome everybody’s expectations and become a beloved figure of the sport…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The inspirational true story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards gets an appropriately crowd-pleasing movie to accompany it, with added Hugh Jackman to sweeten the deal.