Date: 3rd August 2018
Stan & Ollie, the Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly starring biopic of one of Hollywood's greatest double acts, Laurel and Hardy, is to get its world premiere as the closing-night film of this year's BFI London Film Festival.
The film, directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth, Babylon), will close the curtain on the 62nd edition of the festival on Oct. 21, organizers unveiled on Friday.
"Stan & Ollie" tells the true story of the legendary double act, focusing on their journey around Britain and Ireland in what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour. Despite the pressure of a hectic schedule, the pair’s love of performing, as well as love for each other and support from their wives, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their fans. Shirley Henderson and Nina Arianda co-star as Lucille Hardy and Ida Laurel, respectively, while Danny Huston plays comedy film pioneer Hal Roach.
Source: Press Release