Splendid Featurette For STAN & OLLIE Focuses on Bringing the Story of This Famous Comedy Duo to the Big Screen
The upcoming Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie looks like such a fantastic film! Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were one of the most famous comedy duos of all time, and this new film will center on their career and highlight some of the drama that came between them as their careers were coming to an end.
We have a new featurette for you to watch today that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at bringing this story to life and features interviews with the cast and crew. Some of those people interviewed include Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, who are the two actors taking on the roles of Laurel and Hardy, as well as director Jon S. Baird (Filth).
This movie looks like it’s going to be a crowd pleaser, and it will be interesting to see if it ends up picking up some award nominations next year.
Check out the featurette below and let us know if you’re looking forward to watching this movie.
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 written by Jeff Pope, the Oscar-nominated writer of Philomena, and it is set to be released in the UK on January 11, 2019.