A couple of years back we found out that Steve Coogan (Philomena, Alan Partridge, Tropic Thunder) and John C. Reilly (Chicago, Gangs of New York, Step Brothers) would be playing the legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy in a movie titled Stan & Ollie. Now Entertainment One UK has released an official trailer for the movie.
Stan & Ollie tells the true story of what ended up being the final chapter of the comedy duo’s run as performers. Shirley Henderson (24 Hour Party People, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Nina Arianda (Midnight in Paris, Florence Foster Jenkins), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 30 Days of Night), and Rufus Jones (The Foreigner, Paddington) star alongside Coogan and Reilly.
Continue below for a full synopsis and to check out the official trailer.
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 embark 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.
Filth, Vinyl, and I’m Dying Up Here director Jon S. Baird directs the film from a screenplay written by Jeff Pope, who scored an Oscar nomination for the Philomena screenplay he co-wrote with Coogan.
Stan & Ollie will be closing out the BFI London Film Festival next month, before being released in the UK on January 11, 2019.