20th Century Fox has picked up the Olympic skier biopic Eddie the Eagle. The studio has given the film an April 29th release date. To celebrate, star Hugh Jackman has posted a second set photo on his personal Instagram.
Eddie the Eagle follow the story of Britain's first Olympic ski jumper Michael Edwards, who will be played by Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton. Hugh Jackman will play Edwards' coach, who helped the somewhat inept athlete place last in two events at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Shooting is currently underway in the Alps.
Edwards became known as Eddie the Eagle after his spectacularly bad results in the 70M and the 90M ski jumping events. He was a record holder in the sport for Britain, and though he lost, he became a beloved underdog in his home country. Dexter Fletcher will direct, with Sean Macaulay writing the screenplay. Kingsman: The Secret Service director Matthew Vaughn is producing. Take a look at Hugh Jackman on set: