Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton on the slopes
Super producer Matthew Vaughn is segueing neatly from his recent action spy spoof, Kingsman: The Secret Service, to a film about underdog ski-jumper Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards.
The feature is currently in pre-production, with a view to principal photography in Germany and the UK in the spring. Exact shoot dates and studio details can be found on Production Intelligence, along with crucial hires such as the production designer, casting director and production manager.Â
Dexter Fletcher directs Eddie the Eagle, which many believe is an unlikely project for Vaughn until you see who he's got lined up to star: Kingsman boy wonder Taron Egerton will play the Â bespectacled sportsman and Hugh Jackman portrays his mentor Chuck Berghorn.Â
It all suddenly seems like a great A-lister project, and different from Vaughn's usual canon of work. It's also a rare scheduling window of opportunity for Jackman, who has several major projects lined up including the small matter of X-Men: Apocalypse.Â He is also producing and starring in much-anticipated feature, The Greatest Showman on Earth, about the legendary P.T Barnum.Â
For more information on Eddie the Eagle, head over to Production Intelligence, our online database of advance and archive productions, now with over 5,700Â entries.Â
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