This is a great way to end a long old week – a new trailer for Dexter Fletcher’s forthcoming Eddie the Eagle.

The film is destined to become a classic. We gave it 5 Stars in our review (which you can read here) and having stopped talking about it. It features a star turn from Taron Egerton as the Winter Olympics underdog Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards whose story is captured beautifully by director Fletcher. Oh, and High Jackman’s in it too – and he’s great.

Here’s the new trailer,


Eddie the Eagle follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Eddie, and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.

Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Eddie and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) as coach Bronson Peary. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith) and produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) alongside Adam Bohling, David Reid, Valerie Van Galder and Rupert Maconick.

Eddie the Eagle is released in UK cinemas April 1 with previews from March 28.