When it comes to biopics, sometimes all it takes is a bit of inspired casting to carry a film past the usual cliches and predictable plotlines. Stan & Ollie looks like it could be one of those situations with Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly playing Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy respectively (John C. Reilly in particular makes quite the transformation). The movie is directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth) and it focuses on the duo’s postwar tour of Britain and Ireland as they struggle to maintain their careers and their relationship while Hardy’s health also slowly deteriorates. It is currently scheduled to premiere at the London Film Festival next month and was recently acquired by Sony Pictures Classics who are planning a potential North American release before the end of the year. Stan & Ollie hits theaters on Jan. 11th in the U.K.; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.