Iannucci Is In The Loop

Armando Iannucci (“The Day Today,” “I’m Alan Partridge”) is set to direct the feature comedy “In The Loop” says The Times Online.

The team behind the British television comedy “The Thick of It” are producing this satire of the diplomatic horse-trading between Britain and America on the eve of a war.

The main action will follow characters in the British Foreign Office and the US State Department. The plot will not specifically mention the Iraq conflict, and could equally address a war against Iran.

Script development is at an early stage and no casting decisions have been made, but BBC Films hopes to release in cinemas in late 2008.