Coogan, Reilly To Play Laurel and Hardy

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are set to play Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Jon S. Baird’s “Stan & Ollie” for BBC Films, Fable Pictures and Sonesta Films.

The story follows Laurel and Hardy as they set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era behind them, they face disappointing turnouts, long buried ghosts, and Oliver’s failing health which threatens their partnership.

Jeff Pope (“Philomena”) penned the script while Faye Ward is producing.

Source: Deadline