Coogan and Reilly are Stan and Ollie

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly will play Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in a new film about the iconic comedians.

Stan & Ollie is about Laurel & Hardy’s final UK tour which took place in 1953.

Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future.

The film has been written by Jeff Pope – who wrote Philomena (also starring Coogan) – and will be directed by Jon S Baird.

No word yet on when production is due to begin or when we’ll get to see the finished film.

Can Coogan and Reilly do justice to the comedic icons? I’ll guess we’ll have to wait and see…

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