He rose to the top of the acting bill in the thrilling Kingsman: The Secret Service alongside the likes of Samuel L.Jackson and Colin Firth. Now Taron Egerton is set to soar as a beloved British olympian.

The debut and rather feel-good trailer for Eddie The Eagle has landed, which sees director Dexter Fletcher seemingly eager to instil a light-hearted and joyful tone which his previous effort Sunshine On Leith embraced.

Also starring Hugh ‘The Wolverine’ Jackman, Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths) and Jim Broadbent (Brooklyn), the film debuts across the UK on 1st April 2016.

You can check out the synopsis and official poster below.

‘Eddie the Eagle follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Michael Edwards (a.k.a Eddie), and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.’