Eddie the Eagle film's Super Bowl ad features football stars
Eddie the Eagle will fly into theaters later this month, but before that audiences will get a sneak peek at the film on Super Bowl Sunday.
The film’s Super Bowl ad was released online ahead of the big game, featuring NFL stars Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, and Kurt Warner cheering the inspirational sports story.
Eddie the Eagle tells the story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Taron Egerton), who became the first ski jumper to represent the U.K. in the sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
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“The real Eddie had this great way of masking the real-life danger with this almost clownish, comical exterior,” Jackman, who plays Edwards’ coach, told EW last month, when the film screened at the Sundance Film Festival. “Really, it’s a very inspirational, uplifting kind of story. You realize he’s an everyman who’s just dreaming big.”
Eddie the Eagle opens in theaters Feb 26. Watch the football pros share their takes on the film in the clip above.
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