As kids, most of us at KidsKnowBest were introduced to the legendary comedy act. Their iconic slapstick sketches brought so much joy to so many, so to hear of a biopic on the wonderful duo was exciting to say the least.
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly take on the tough act of portraying the final tour of Laurel and Hardy. The film will focus primarily on the pair on a variety hall tour of Britain, their golden era long behind them. Although they have the support of their wives, Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda), their relationships are strained by the pressures of a hectic schedule.
Stan & Ollie will receive its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2018, closing out the LFF on 21 October. The film will get a wider release on 11 January next year – potentially putting in the spotlight for Oscar and BAFTA consideration.