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Eddie The Eagle Misc Buzz and Quotes

Late last year we reported that Rupert Grint would be taking on a new role as the infamous ski jumping legend Michael Edwards better known as Eddie The Eagle.  Well Eddie recently attended the Vancouver Games in Canada to carry the torch but he also  finally mentioned the film and his excitement to receive the script which should be headed his way in the next couple of months.

This from CBC news.

Edwards also noted that a feature-length movie about his experience in 1988 is in the works.

“I’m going to be receiving a script within the next two months and I think they want to start filming towards the end of the year,” he said.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I loved Cool Runnings, the film about the Jamaican bobsled team that was also at Calgary. And I’m really looking forward to having this movie being made about my life.”

The NY Times also has published the news…

He may, however, be poised for something of a comeback. Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, has been cast as Edwards in an upcoming film about his life.

Also the Canadian Press has a more in depth interview with Eddie in which he discusses a lot of the hardships he faced on his way to Calgary. He reveals how he had to sleep in the car, cow sheds and even a mental hospital to get by… At times he had to scrape food out of bins and had to beg, borrow and steal equipment. It was a real struggle he says. Read more here.

And last but not least we’ve just heard from Rupert’s reps that official news on Rupert’s involvement will be released as soon as they are given the green light. Exciting isn’t it?


Original article found here at Rupert-Grint.Us I January 7th, 2010

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