Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Takes 'Eddie the Eagle' for UK

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Takes 'Eddie the Eagle' for UK

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UK deal struck with Matthew Vaughn's Marv Films.

Lionsgate UK has struck a deal with Matthew Vaughn's Marv Films for rights to Eddie the Eagle, the biopic of British ski jumper Michael Edwards.

Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton star in the biopic directed by Dexter Fletcher, which has just started production in the Alps and moves to the UK next month.

Lionsgate plans to release the film in the UK in Spring 2016. It will be distributed by 20th Century Fox in all other territories worldwide.

Edwards won the hearts of many sports fans by making a catastrophic showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

Kingsman: The Secret Service star Egerton plays Eddie the Eagle and Hugh Jackman plays a ski jumping expert from Lake Placid who helps him train for the Olympics.

Vaughn, Adam Bohling, David Reid, Rupert Maconick and Valerie Van Galder are producing the film from a screenplay by Sean Macaulay. …

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