Coogan & Reilly are Laurel & Hardy in the 'Stan & Ollie' trailer
Sony Pictures Classics has just released a new trailer for the upcoming Laurel & Hardy biopic, “Stan & Ollie,” starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the iconic comedy duo. Check out the trailer in the player above!
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.
Directed by Jon S. Baird from a script by Jeff Pope, “Stan & Ollie” also stars Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston and Rufus Jones. Faye Ward produces.
Look for “Stan & Laurel” to begin its theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles on December 28, 2018.