The BFI London Film Festival has set the Laurel and Hardy biopic “Stan & Ollie” as its closing night feature on October 21st and released the first photo from the feature which you can see above. Jon S. Baird (“Filth”) directs the film from a script by Jeff Pope (“Philomena”).
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly play the roles of the iconic comedy duo who journey around Britain and Ireland in what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.
The pair’s love of performing, as well as love for each other and support from their wives, endure as they secure their place in the hearts of their fans. Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda and Danny Huston co-star.
The film receives simultaneous preview screenings across the U.K. at the time of the fest premiere, and is scheduled for general release in January.