Sony has released a new trailer and poster for the upcoming Laurel & Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the famous comic duo. The film is directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth) and also stars Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, and Rufus Jones.
Sony Pictures Classics will be releasing Stan & Ollie in NY and LA December 28th and nationwide January 25th.
Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans.
The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.