Entertainment One has debuted the new Stan & Ollie trailer and poster featuring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. The 62nd BFI London Film Festival previously announced that Stan & Ollie will be this year’s Closing Night gala. The world premiere of Stan & Ollie will take place on October 21 at the Cineworld, Leicester Square.
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.
Written by BAFTA Award-winning screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena), Stan & Ollie is directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth) and produced by Faye Ward’s Fable Pictures, in association with eOne Features and BBC Films.
Executive producers on the film are Christine Langan and Nichola Martin for BBC Films, Gabrielle Tana, as well as Jeff Pope for Sonesta Films.
Stan & Ollie will be released in the UK and Ireland by Entertainment One on January 11, 2019.