Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are bringing Laurel and Hardy to the big screen, as the official trailer for Stan & Ollie has dropped. You can check it out below!
Stan & Ollie takes a look at the later years of the iconic duo Laurel and Hardy. In the movie, John C. Reilly stars as Oliver Hardy and Steve Coogan stars as Stan Laurel. It covers the duo's variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. By the time in their lives, they were no longer the kings of comedy and their friendship had fallen apart. However, this tour brought them back to fame and brought their friendship back.
The movie is written by Jeff Pope and directed by Jon S. Baird. The Stan & Ollie cast also includes Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston and Rufus Jones. The official synopsis for Stan & Ollie is here:
Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, 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. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans.
The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.
Check out the Stan & Ollie trailer here:
Stan & Ollie premieres in theaters on January 11, 2019.Share: