Harry Potter star plays Eddie the Eagle
4th November 2009
It was going to be Steve Coogan but now it may be Rupert Grint who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
The actor is reported as saying that he has received a script but that he gets sent many and nothing has been decided.
Eddie the Eagle came last in both ski jumping competitions at the Calgary Winter Games in 1988.
He became known around the world for his hapless, but courageous, performances as he launched himself off the ski jumps.
The film of his life is due to start production shortly.
And if you are unsure exactly who ‘Eddie the Eagle’ was or you want to re-live a few of his moments in the limelight then take a look at the video below.