Stan and Ollie: Biopic of Lauren and Hardy Closing Night of 2018 London Film Fest

Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie will be the closing night gala of the 2018 London Film Fest.

The film, which stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the iconic comedy duo, will receive its world premiere October 21 at the 62nd edition of the festival.

“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.

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