Take That star Gary Barlow has reportedly entered into advanced negotiations with producer Matthew Vaughn to pen the score for the currently untitled film about the 1988 Olympic ski-jump failure by Eddie Edwards.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, a source said: ''Gary loves the Eddie the Eagle story and Eighties music so it's a perfect match.

''It's also the first time he would have written an entire soundtrack, so it's an exciting project to be involved in.''