The first official image from Jon S Baird’s upcoming film Stan & Ollie, a biographical film of legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy is out, BBC reported. The image shows Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C Reilly as Oliver Hardy.
Described as “the untold story of the world’s greatest comedy act”, Baird’s film focuses on the duo’s 1953 farewell tour in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The biopic will be premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on October 21 and will be released in the United Kingdom in January 2019.
“Stan & Ollie, at its heart, is a love story between old friends who just happen to be two of the most iconic comedic characters in Hollywood’s history,” Baird told the publication.
The film has been written by Jeff Pope, the writer of Oscar-nominated Philomena (2013). Nina Arianda and Shirley Henderson plays Laurel and Hardy’s wives Ida and Lucille, respectively.