Rupert Grint ‘excited’ to play ski jump star Eddie the Eagle

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2011, 17:08 PM IST

London: ‘Harry Potter’ star Rupert Grint is ‘really excited’ about his new role.

The actor is set to play 80s ski jump star Eddie the Eagle in a film, reports the Daily Star.

Rupert, 22, alias boy wizard Ron Weasley, said: “He’s an amazing guy and it’s a great story as well.

“What he did was fantastic. When you see these jumps in real life, they’re just terrifying.”