A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Laurel and Hardy biopic, Stan & Ollie.
John C. Reilly (Gangs of New York) and Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge) star as the world’s favorite comedy double act, Laurel & Hardy, as they embark on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953.
Written by Oscar-nominated Philomena writer Jeff Pope, the new movie will be released in the USA on 28th December and arrives in UK cinemas on 11th January 2019.
Watch the trailer:
The official synopsis for Stan & Ollie reads: “Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, [Laurel & Hardy] 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.”