Stan and Ollie – Official Trailers – Steve Coogan

Stan and Ollie
Stan and Ollie is due for release in the UK on January 11th 2019, I’m really looking forward to it, and now, there’s a new “Moments Worth Paying For” trailer.

Check out the trailer below:

Previously on DVDfever:

September 18th:

Stan and Ollie is a film with a trailer which almost had me in tears for giving me memories of the late, great Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

I’ve always loved watching their short films, which generally last around 25 minutes, of which The Piano must rank as one of their all-time best movies. However, it’s been over ten years since the BBC showed them on a regular basis. They could fill afternoon slots quite easily and cheaply, but they choose not to. In addition, if they shoved these on BBC iPlayer, they’d have huge ratings!

Portrayed, respectively, by Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge) and John C Reilly (We Need To Talk About Kevin), this film purports to tell “the untold story” about the pair. It’s no secret that they got on each other’s nerves at times, and that happens with so many double acts.

This film centres around the due as they attempt to reignite their film careers, embarking as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-World War II Britain.

With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right – 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.

Between the pair, Reilly has definitely had the latex added to suit as Hardy, but without the hat, Coogan doesn’t quite work as Laurel. Hopefully, it’ll all come together and I am really looking forward to it.

Stan and Ollie is released in the UK on January 11th 2019, so clearly aiming at the Oscars and BAFTA market. Let’s hope it also prompts the BBC to do the decent thing!

Director: Jon S Baird
Writer: Jeff Pope
Also stars: Stephanie Hyam, Danny Huston, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane, Joseph Balderrama, Ella Kenion, Rebecca Yeo, Sanjeev Kohli

Check out the trailer below: