A MOVIE about Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is in the works.
Eddie the Eagle – whose real name is Michael Edwards – became a British hero despite finishing last in both the 70 metre and 90 metre ski jumps at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada and will now become the focus of a film.
A source said, “Eddie is a national institution and his story would make a great Hollywood tale.”
Although it is unclear so far who will take on the role of the failed Olympian, ‘Kick-Ass’ director Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films production company are said to be behind the upcoming project.
The source continued to The Sun newspaper, “The film will be a ‘Cool Runnings’-style underdog story, with a lot of comedy. But with Matthew at the helm, it will also include a lot of action and special effects.” – BANG!