When it comes to spring movies, Eddie the Eagle is one that I am looking forward to the most as Dexter Fletcher returns to the director's chair.

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

Of course, we know Fletcher as an actor but Eddie the Eagle will be his third feature film as director. He has already brought us Wild Bill and Sunshine on Leith and I can't wait for his to tackle the sports biopic for the first time.

Taron Egerton had a whirlwind 2015 and that success looks set to continue into 2016 as he takes on the central role of Eddie Edwards. The movie sees the young actor team up Hugh Jackman for the first time, as the Oscar-nominated star takes on the role of Edwards' trainer Bronson Peary.

There's still a few weeks to go until the movie hits the big screen and we have a trio of terrific new clips for you to take a look at:

The movie is based on the true story of Edwards, who represented Great Britain at the Winter Olympics in 1988 and has been adapted for the big screen by Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton.

Eddie the Eagle follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Eddie, and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain's first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games.

Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates the human spirit, passion, and one man's refusal to accept defeat.

Eddie the Eagle had a special screening at the Sundance Film festival earlier this year and has been winning over critics and audiences.

The movie looks like it is going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait to see Egerton and Jackman join forces.

Eddie The Eagle is officially released in UK cinemas April 1, with previews from March 28.

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