Already legendary in 1953, beloved comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy set out to perform live shows for their fans. The tour becomes a success, but Hardy’s prolonged tension and ill health begin to threaten his new act and friendship.
Initial release: December 28, 2018 (USA)
Director: Jon S. Baird
Script: Jeff Pope
Music composed by: Rolfe Kent
Distributor: Entertainment One
Stan & Ollie is a 2018 biographical comedy drama directed by Jon S. Baird from a screenplay by Jeff Pope. Based on the life of comedy, the double act Laurel and Hardy, the film stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. It premiered in October 2018 at the BFI London Film Festival.
The film is scheduled to premiere in the United States on December 28, 2018 and January 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom. In the 76th Golden Globe Awards, Reilly was nominated for Best Actor: Musical or Cinematic Comedy.
Just in time for the holidays, Sony Pictures Classics has released a new trailer for their Laurel and Hardy biopic, “Stan & Ollie,” and this could be a tearful thief. In a casting genius, movie stars John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan are the legendary comedy duo, composed of Englishman Stan Laurel and American Oliver Hardy, and the similarity to their subjects is amazing.
The transformation of Reilly in the resounding Oliver Hardy, in particular, got a great reaction when the photos were distributed for the first time, but it seems that the aesthetic improvements did not interfere in his performance.
“Stan and Ollie” follows the comedians on a final advertising tour towards the end of their careers in an attempt to rekindle the decline in ticket sales. With Hardy’s health in jeopardy and the resurgence of grudges of 15 years, the tour puts a strain on the already complicated relationship between the two giants of comedy.