They where the greatest comedy duo in cinematic history (Morecambe & Wise television’s greatest), now Laurel and Hardy will get their long overdue biopic. This January Entertainment One UK will release Stan & Ollie and today the promotion starts with a first look Poster.
The legendary duo will be played by Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy. The film promises they will tell ‘The untold story of the world’s greatest comedy act‘…
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 embarks 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.
We don’t know much about what ‘untold story’ the film promises to tell. However, if you’re a fan of this pair’s work you will be excited to see this one goes. Hopefully, it won’t be a ‘fine mess’ but one adored by all.
Stan & Ollie will be released in the UK and Ireland from January 2019.