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Jackman starrer 'Eddie the Eagle' to premiere on Star Movies Select HD

MUMBAI: Star Movies Select HD has always been the connoisseur of stellar stories. No wonder it curated a one of its kind festival – ‘True Stories’ that captures that beauty, awe and magic of watching a real life story come alive on screen; of the best true stories about the most iconic individuals, defining sporting events and historic moments of war.

The promise of delivering unique content, sometimes never seen before in India is in line with the expectations of the discerning audience of Star Movies Select HD. This promise is delivered with marquee content like the premiere of critically renowned movie ‘Eddie the Eagle’, on Saturday, 22 April at 9pm.

Created by the producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle is a remarkable real-life story that follows Michael "Eddie" Edwards and his charismatic coach played by Hugh Jackman. Eddie is an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. Eddie eventually 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.

Speaking about the movie, Eddie once said, “The press portrayed me as a joke and a clown. So this is nice because it shows people just what it took for me to get to those Olympic Games. For me, just getting there was my gold medal.”

‘Eddie the Eagle’ stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude along with Hollywood heart-throb Hugh Jackman, Eddie’s rebellious coach. With the director, Dexter Fletcher’s (of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Band of Brothers fame) superb direction and music director, Matthew Margeson’s spot on Eighties themed score, the film soars high on the chemistry between Edgerton and Jackman and is a must-watch for movie enthusiasts.

The movie premiered back in January 2016 at the Sundance Film Festival and received a pool of spectacular reviews, with the Daily mail calling it out as the ‘most enjoyable British film of the year’.

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