Steve Coogan, off-of the telly and those films no-one went to see, is to play Eddie t’Eagle off-of lame skiing fame.
Shooting on the filmic device will begin in January in London’s glittering Britain and Calgary – the Canadian city where Edwards took last place in the jumping one in the 1988 Winter Olympics.
‘Although he never brought home a medal, he succeeded on a very personal, human level,’ says Coogie.
‘He may not have impressed the Olympic judges, but he won the hearts of people round the world.’
*rushes to the front of the queue at the pictures; watches biopic; is inspired; takes up ski jumping; dies in an horrific off-piste accident; regrets decision*