Fantastic Trailer For The Laurel and Hardy in STAN & OLLIE with John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan
The first trailer has been released for the John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan’s Laurel and Hardy biopic, Stan & Ollie. The movie looks so good and Reilly and Coogan are perfect in the lead roles! It’s amazing how they just completely transformed themselves and disappear into these comedy icons.
Even if you aren’t familiar with classic comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy, this is still a great-looking film that tells an interesting story that’s worth watching. It will also introduce you to who these guys are and hopefully it inspired you to watch some of their work. I’m sure you can find a lot of it on YouTube.
The film is described as a “heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.” Here’s the synopsis:
The story centers on Laurel & Hardy, the world’s favorite comedy double act, who set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. Despite the pressure of a hectic schedule, 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 love for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public. As they set out, crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they’ve always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.
The film was directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth) from a screenplay written by Jeff Pope, the Oscar-nominated writer of Philomena.
Stan & Ollie is set to be released in the UK on January 11, 2019.