‘Stan & Ollie’ Trailer: John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan Are Comedy’s Best Duo

Just in time for the holidays, Sony Pictures Classics has released a new trailer for its Laurel and Hardy biopic, “Stan & Ollie,” and this one might be a sneak tearjerker. In a genius bit of casting, the movie stars John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan as the legendary comedy duo, comprised of Englishman Stan Laurel and American Oliver Hardy, and the likeness to their subjects is astounding. Reilly’s transformation into the rotund Oliver Hardy in particular earned a big reaction when set photos first circulated, but it appears the cosmetic enhancements didn’t get in the way of his acting.

Stan & Ollie” follows the comedians on a final publicity tour towards the end of their careers in an attempt to reignite dwindling ticket sales. With Hardy’s health in jeopardy and 15-year-old grudges resurfacing, the tour puts a strain on the already complicated relationship between the two comedy giants.
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