Taron Egerton & ‘Eddie The Eagle’ Land in Oakland, CA! – “Eddie the Eagle” stars Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton visited Oakland Technical High School to join Marshawn Lynch and Josh Johnson in leading students from the school and the non-profit Fam 1st Foundation in a special morning of football and athletic drills.
Hugh Jackman the Next Jarryd Hayne?
Hugh Jackman didn’t just participate in Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch’s football drills. He took it to the next level, getting intense and taking each skill test seriously. Hugh actually completed a bomb to Josh Johnson and impressed many high school kids who watch him get involved.
BONUS: Watch this Hilarious FULL Interview with Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, & Dexter Fletcher from the “Eddie the Eagle” Movie
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.
Be sure to check out our “Eddie the Eagle” movie review here. We called it “This generation’s ‘Rudy.’ Here’s an excerpt:
“You can’t not admire and enjoy this film for what it is. It doesn’t aim to shatter box office records. It doesn’t feature non-stop action every minute. Nor will it garner Oscar nods for all the main actors. What it will do is entertain, inspire, and offer families a great, non-animation option at the movies. For parents who were teenagers during the 80’s, the nostalgia, the music, and the original-ugly-christmas-sweater wardrobe will not disappoint. Oh, and Christopher Walken. Nuff said.” – Bay Area HQ
EDDIE THE EAGLE OPENS NATIONWIDE FEBRUARY 26, 2016
RUN TIME: 105 minutes