Following the announcement of Sony Pictures Classics acquiring U.S. rights to the film, the first trailer for Jon S. Baird’s Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie has been rated today by the BBFC, ahead of what is sure to be an imminent online release by UK distributors eOne. As always, we will be sure to update with more info, as well as the first look itself, as soon as it all arrives!
The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucilleand Ida – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.
Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston and Nina Arianda, the film is released January 11 in the UK, with a U.S. date to be announced.