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Harry Potter star eyes up Eddie the Eagle

Rupert Grint is set to play the hapless ski jumper in a new film about the unlikely Olympic hero. It comes as the latest Harry Potter film smashes box office records.

The 22-year old British actor plays Ron Weasley and the current film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows; Part Two is the final film in the movie franchise of the books.

Eddie Edwards was the first person to represent Great Britian in ski jumping and became famous around the world for coming last in the Calgary Games.

Grint is pencilled in to play the ski jumper but so far the film doesn’t have a confirmed writer or director.

“It’s a story that I really like and it’s still in the working yet. I still have faith that it will happen,” the actor told MTV News. “It’s been in kind of development for a while, but yeah, hopefully it will come up.”

We have reported on the proposed film in the past here on PlanetSKI.

A good friend of ours at PlanetSKI, the ski instructor Neal Wardman who works in Verbier, spent a day with Edddie Edwards a decade or so ago and he talked of the film being made then.

“I guided him down Tortin in half a meter of powder followed by a nice lunch at The Olympic restaurant . His skiing could be said to be “old style” but that was 10 years ago,” says Wardman.

Original article found here:| July 19th, 2011

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