In this fascinating new featurette, we get a more in-depth look at how Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly transformed into the iconic comedy duo.
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were the original comedy duo. With a career spanning almost 30 years together on screen, the pair became two of the biggest stars in the world at the time when classic Hollywood was in its glory years and the duo are known all over the world for their slapstick abilities and classic comic timing.
Even thinking of taking on the roles of Laurel and Hardy must have been nerve-racking for both Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly who play the pair in Entertainment One UK’s Stan And Ollie and this in-depth featurette, with interviews from Coogan, Reilly and screenwriter Jeff Pope, showing just how much work goes into recreating the legendary comedy duo and the pressures that were put on both Coogan and Reilly as they bring the real Laurel and Hardy to life.
Stan And Ollie is a heartwarming biopic that tells the story of Laurel and Hardy embarking on what would become their triumphant final tour of Britain and Ireland, and despite their golden years being behind them, with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right – and the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.
Stan And Ollie premiered at the Closing Gala for the BFI London Film Festival in October this year, receiving five-star reviews and with audiences full of praise for both Steve Coogan’s and John C Reilly’s performances. Stan And Ollie is set for release on January 11th by Entertainment One UK.
Watch the featurette here.
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