As the BFI London Film Festival fast approaches, in which Jon S. Baird’s biopic Stan & Ollie closes the festival, Entertainment One has released the trailer.
The film focuses on Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, as they attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.
Directed by Jon S. Baird, the film stars Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy.
STAN & OLLIE will be in cinemas, January 2019.
Stan & Ollie Official Synopsis
The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.
With their golden era long behind them, the pair embarks on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.