Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were pretty much the original comic double act, ruling the comedic roost from the 1920s through to the 1940s. Now it’s time for a biopic – and some incredible casting.

American John C. Reilly is essentially unrecognisable as American big man Hardy, while Englishman Steve Coogan as English thin man Laurel also disappears into the role. It’s Dewey Cox and Alan Partridge, together at last!

The biopic is Stan & Ollie, and it will tell the story of the pair’s triumphant farewell tour through post-war Britain.

Stan & Ollie is set for an Australian cinematic outing commencing February 21, 2019.