Harry Potter star to play Eddie the Eagle in biopic

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 4, 2009 11:58 am

Get the rumor mills going, as it seems that Rupert Grint, known to you and me as Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter films, might play Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards in an upcoming biographical movie.  It was originally believed that Steve Coogan would play the infamous ski jumper, but if The Eagle had his way, he’d be played by “Brad Pitt or that Tom Cruise fella.”

Just in case you are unsure of just who Eddie The Eagle is, here’s a brief video explaining this ski jumping phenom.