‘Eddie the Eagle’ First Trailer Arrives

Hugh Jackman & Taron Egerton

20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for Eddie the Eagle, the upcoming feel-good sports comedy drama starring Hugh Jackman and a barely recognizable Taron Egerton.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, and co-starring Jo Hartley, Tim McInnerny, Rune Temte, and Christopher Walken, the movie will tell the true story of the titular British Olympic ski jumper, famed not so much for his abilities but for his determination.

Eddie the Eagle is currently scheduled to open in US theaters on February 26, 2016. Check out the first international trailer for the film, which reunites Egerton with his Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, although he’s only producing this time.

Haha, they managed to make a guy as handsome as Edgerton look so dorky. I love it. Unfortunately I feel like I just saw the entire movie.

Hugh Jackman & Taron Egerton

The film details the inspiring exploits of Michael Edwards, better known as “Eddie the Eagle,” the most famous ski jumper in British history. The film’s portrayal of Edwards’ never-say-die approach to the sport, celebrates the human spirit and resilience in the face of extraordinary odds and challenges. Taron Egerton, who made his feature film starring debut in Kingsman: The Secret Service, portrays Eddie the Eagle, and Hugh Jackman plays a ski jumping expert from Lake Placid who helps Eddie train for the Calgary Olympics.