Fox has set release dates for two films on its 2016 slate. First up is Eddie the Eagle, the new film from director Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith). It stars Taron Egerton (who just made a huge breakout in Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Hugh Jackman (who needs no introduction). The film, which Perri did a nice job of breaking down the other day, is about ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards who, though tenacity and charm, managed to succeed by failing upwards. The more Olympic events he lost, the more popular he became. Written by Sean Macaulay, I’m sort of hoping this is a comedy because I don’t know if we need to be giving this one The King’s Speech treatment. Eddie the Eagle is now set to come out on April 29th, 2016.
Also hitting screens in April is Keeping Up With the Joneses. The film stars Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot. It was directed by Greg Mottola who gave us Superbad and Adventureland. Per Deadline the film is “about a suburban couple who become convinced that their new neighbors are government spies.” Sounds kind of like a riff on The ‘Burbs. That film opens on April 1st, 2016.