Stan & Ollie To Close 62nd London Film Festival

They always got into a ‘fine Mess’ in their films and this October Stan & Ollie are coming to The London Film Festival.

They always got into a ‘fine Mess’ in their films and this October Stan & Ollie are coming to The London Film Festival.

On the 21st October Jon S.Baird‘s biopic of the iconic Comedy duo, Laurel And Hardy will close 62nd BFI London Film Festival. Entertainment One is releasing the film and to celebrate the news they have released this brilliant image of the legendary duo. John C.Reilly and Steve Coogan are playing Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy and we can say the pair look uncanny

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STAN & OLLIE is the true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy. Brought to the big screen for the first time and starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie icons, STAN & OLLIE is the heart-warming story of their journey around the UK and Ireland in what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour. 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.

I’m really proud to be able to give the film its World Premiere in London; a city that’s so dear to myself and I know was to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. STAN & OLLIE, at its heart, is a love story between old friends, who just happen to be two of the most iconic comedic characters in Hollywood’s history. I’m really excited to have the Closing Night film and to bring the movie to a Festival audience.” commented director Baird.

Related: First Look Poster For Stan & Ollie Greatest Comedy Act

The festival will open with Steve McQueen‘s Widows on the 10th October starring Liam Neeson, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Eric. [watch trailer here].

Stan & Ollie will be released in the UK and Ireland on 11th January 2019.

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® takes place from Wednesday 10 October-Sunday 21 October 2018. The full Festival programme will be announced on Thursday 30 August 2018.