Eddie the Eagle is a 2016 British-American biographical sports dramedy film directed by Dexter Fletcher. The film stars Taron Egerton as Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken also star. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2016.
The film was released by 20th Century Fox in the United States on February 26, 2016, and will be released by Lionsgate in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2016.