EDDIE THE EAGLE red carpet interviews: Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton & Dexter Fletcher

EDDIE THE EAGLE red carpet interviews: Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton & Dexter Fletcher


If you’re not familiar with the real life story of Eddie Edwards, a true underdog who wowed the ski jump world in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, the new film EDDIE THE EAGLE does a great job bringing the behind the scenes of that tale to life. Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film stars Taron Egerton (KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE) as Eddie, and Hugh Jackman as his trainer Bronson Peary. While on the surface it may feel like many other inspirational sports movies, this is already one of the strongest films of the year with its overall appeal and dynamic storytelling. It has a great throwback quality reminiscent of 1980s film like it, and one of the best soundtracks of any production this year. One scene in particular in which Jackman delivers a monologue about imaginary sex with Bo Derek and how it’s a similar feeling to making the ski jump… well, let’s just say it’s fantastic and funny as hell. I had a chance to chat with Jackman, Egerton and Fletcher on the red carpet during their recent stop in Dallas, and you can watch the red carpet video below. I even got Hugh to comment on the recent news that (due to the success of the R-rated DEADPOOL) his final WOLVERINE movie may in fact get an R rating. His answer to that query was pretty perfect. My thanks to Devin Pike for shooting this, and Grady May for editing it together nicely.

EDDIE THE EAGLE opens February 26, 2016

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.