Eddie the Eagle Film Finally Takes Off

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UK Olympic ski-jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, will soon see his amazing life-story on screen as a film about his life is now in production.

Eddie had lens implant treatment with Optimax in 2003 to rid himself of his famous jam-jar specs. In the new biopic, he will be played by rising star Taron Egerton, who appears in Kingsman: The Secret Service, alongside Colin Firth.

Hugh Jackman has been cast in the role of Chuck Beghorn, the American ski expert who helps prepare Eddie for his legendary appearance at the 1988 Winter Olympics.