James Gandolfini Gets In the Loop

James Gandolfini, David Rasche, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee and former child actor Anna Chlumsky have joined the political satire “In the Loop” for BBC Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

An unofficial adaptation of the BBC series “The Thick of It,” the film parodies the inner workings of U.S. and British government agencies and their international relations. Series stars Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison and Paul Higgins will reprise their roles.

Gandolfini will play a general, Chlumsky plays a State Department assistant and Rache is an undersecretary of state.

Scribe Armando Iannucci is directing from his screenplay. Filming gets under way this month in Washington and the U.K.