Big screen version of plucky skiier's tale set for release in 2015
Take That‘s Gary Barlow will reportedly take charge of the music for an upcoming Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards biopic.
Barlow has previously contributed music towards films including Stardust and the forthcoming spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service. However, the singer is reported to be eyeing a larger role and will be responsible for the entrirety of the music in the film.
Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards famously competed in the 1988 winter Olympics, becoming the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping in the process. His story is being made into a blockbuster by producer Matthew Vaughn, who has worked with Barlow before on Stardust.
A source close to The Sun said of Barlow’s interest in the film: “Gary loves the Eddie the Eagle story and Eighties music so it’s a perfect match. It’s also the first time he would have written an entire soundtrack, so it’s an exciting project to be involved in.”
Earlier this month a joke about Take That was voted as the best new Christmas cracker joke for 2014. The winning gag (“What will be missing from Take That’s Christmas stocking this year? An Orange.”) referenced Jason Orange’s departure from the band earlier this year.