Release date:December 28, 2018
Studio:Sony Pictures Classics
Director:Jon S. Baird
Starring:Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda
Steve Coogan will play Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly will portray Oliver Hardy in the biopic centering on the final 1953 UK tour of the famed comedy duo.
The story centers on Laurel & Hardy, the world’s favorite comedy double act, who 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. 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. As they set out, crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they’ve always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.