The first trailer for Eddie the Eagle soars into view

Every true sporting icon deserves their own high-profile dramatised biopic – something to cement their legacy and inspire future generations. Jake La Motta had Raging Bull, Muhammed Ali had Ali, Brian Clough had The Damned United, and now Michael Edwards has Eddie the Eagle.

Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Legend) dons the famous foam-suit and ’tache combo to play the eponymous cult hero, who defied the odds to become the first ski-jumper to represent Great Britain at the Winter Olympics. He’s given a boost by Hugh Jackman’s charismatic coach, Bronson Peary.

We reckon this one has guilty pleasure written all over it. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think @LWLies

Eddie the Eagle is released 1 April. 

Published 15 Dec 2015

Tags: Eddie the Eagle Hugh Jackman Olympics Winter Olympics

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