It's always a bit dodgy trying to channel another famous actor, but John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan look the part in the first photo from "Stan & Ollie."
The film, about the classic comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, will premiere as the closing night film at the BFI London Film Festival on October 21.
"Stan & Ollie" focuses on the comic duo's farewell tour across Britan and Ireland in 1953.
Shirley Henderson plays Ollie's wife Lucille, and Nina Arianda plays Stan's wife Ida. Danny Huston costars as comedy film pioneer Hal Roach, who also gave us "Our Gang" (aka "Little Rascals").
The festival’s artistic director, Tricia Tuttle, praised the film as "beautiful tribute to cinema’s early comedy odd couple" and "a truly funny and touching story about a tender lifelong friendship." She added, "Jon Baird’s film is also a must for movie fans, exploring the twilight years of two megawatt performers who had a meteoric rise to fame. These two prove that true comic timing is eternal, and it’s a perfect end to the festival."
It's currently slated for a January 11, 2019 release in the U.K. No word yet on a US release date.