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Stan and Ollie: Trailer released for Laurel and Hardy biopic shot in the Black Country - WATCH

By Rebecca Stanley | Dudley entertainment | Published:

The trailer for a Laurel and Hardy biopic filmed in the Black Country has been released.

John C Reilly and Steve Coogan on set at the Black Country Living Museum

Stan and Ollie documents what would become the comedy duo's farewell tour of the UK and shows them facing dwindling audiences while airing old grievances, battling health issues and reminiscing about the past.

WATCH the trailer here:

STAN & OLLIE - OFFICIAL MAIN TRAILER [HD] Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly

Stars of the film Steve Coogan and Hollywood icon John C Reilly mingled with filming crew and cast members at the Black Country Living Museum during shooting earlier this year.

Read more here: Hollywood hits the Black Country as Steve Coogan and John C Reilly shoot Stan and Ollie in Dudley

It is not the first time the museum has been chosen to appear on screen. It is also a favourite setting for the makers of hit BBC show Peaky Blinders.

Filming for Stan and Ollie has also taken place in Birmingham, where the duo appeared in the year of their final tour, and Bristol.

The Black Country Living Museum pictured in the trailer

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The Black Country Living Museum can be seen during the trailer as the duo embark on their famous tour.

Alan Partridge star Coogan plays Stan Laurel, who accuses Reilly’s Oliver Hardy of betraying their friendship by making a film with someone else.

It also shows Hardy struggling with illness before the pair return to the stage for their last shows.

Referencing the famous song by Edith Piaf, Hardy tells his friend: "Je ne regrette rien, and you shouldn’t regrette rien either."

The trailer also shows Shirley Henderson as Hardy’s wife Lucille, and Nina Arianda as Laurel’s wife Ida.

Stan and Ollie will be released in UK cinemas on January 11.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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