The Stan & Ollie trailer shows one of the greatest comedy duos of all time, and they’re being portrayed by two excellent actors.
Active as a comedy team from 1927 to 1955, Laurel & Hardy were the template for many comedy teams that followed. As with many comedy pairings throughout history, though, they had their share of issues. Clearly, that is one portion of this upcoming film.
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 legendary 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.
Stan & Ollie will hit U.K. cinemas on Jan. 11, 2019.