THE Black Country Living Museum will be hitting cinemas around the world when Laurel and Hardy biopic 'Stan & Ollie' is released next week.

The film, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the comedy double act, was partly filmed at the Tipton Road site.

The actors took time out of their busy filming schedule to try the museum's famous fish and chips and have a ride on a classic Black Country trolleybus.

The museum's pub The Bottle and Glass Inn and Hobbs Fish and Chip Shop can also be seen in the trailer, alongside a near-unrecognisable Coogan and Reilly as the iconic duo.

Directed by Jon S. Baird, the film charts the pair's little-known theatre tour of Britain in the 1950s, with the the museum standing in for an austerity-hit, post-war town.

Laura Wakelin, Deputy Chief Executive of Marketing and Communications at the museum said: “We always enjoy welcoming film crews to BCLM but working with the Stan & Ollie team was particularly fun since there was so much of the Museum they wanted the actors to get involved in rather than just treating it like a set - like trying our fish and chips and riding on a trolleybus.

"It will be great to see how it looks on screen when the film’s released next week.”

Screenwriter Jeff Pope said: "You just have this wonderful picture of these two guys that had been such giants staying at little guest houses, playing tiny theatres and not realising they did it because they loved each other.

“This is the thing that inspired me to write the whole film. I think it’s a love story between two men.”

The Black Country Living Museum is no stranger to welcoming Hollywood stars on their latest filming projects.

Cillian Murphy and the Peaky Blinders cast recently shot scenes for series five of the hit BBC drama at the museum.

'Stan & Ollie' is released in cinemas on January 11.