Laurel & Hardy were one of the most famous duos of all time. While their antics on-screen were light, fun and hilarious, behind the scenes, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy had some serious drama between them as they came to terms with the end of their careers. That’s what the new biopic Stan & Ollie focuses on, following the duo (played by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly respectively) as they embark on a variety show tour in the United Kingdom in 1953, and a new featurette takes a closer look at this touching story.
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Stan and Ollie isn’t your normal biopic. Instead, the film covers a specific period of time – namely, the 1953 UK tour of famed comedians Laurel and Hardy. Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly play Laurel and Hardy, and both appear to have disappeared into their respective roles. Watch the latest Stan and Ollie trailer below.
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From the late 1920s through the mid-1940s, comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy rose to fame through their slapstick humor, appearing in 32 short silent films, 40 short sound films, and 23 full-length feature films. Now the Laurel and Hardy story gets the biopic treatment with Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary duo. Watch the Stan & Ollie trailer below.
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Laurel and Hardy, is that you? The classic Hollywood comedy duo were icons of slapstick comedy from 1927 to 1950, and it seemed like no one could replicate the magic of the legendary pair. But Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly come pretty close — at least in appearance.
Coogan and Reilly star as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, respectively, in the upcoming biopic Stan & Ollie. And in the Stan & Ollie first look, the actors look like near-carbon copies of Laurel and Hardy, right down to Hardy’s little fringe.
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Nowadays, in addition to our entertainment on TV and in movie theaters, people get their comedy from internet videos featuring cats scared of cucumbers or YouTube stars talking directly into the camera who end up getting deals at Netflix. But decades ago, from 1927 to 1950, one of the most reliable sources of laughter were the films of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. And now part of their story will be told in a new biopic at BBC Films.
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly have been tapped to star in the Laurel and Hardy movie, respectively, in a film that focuses on the later part of their career when their time as the kings of comedy was behind them. Find out more below. Read More »