Following strong reviews on the Fall film festival circuit, “The Thick of It” and “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s second directorial effort – “The Death of Stalin” – is almost upon us. To celebrate the upcoming release, a new trailer is out and can be seen below.
The story is based on Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin’s French graphic novel which offers a comedic look at the Soviet dictator’s last days, and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death in 1953 following 30 years of iron-fisted rule over the Soviet Union.
Iannucci has used that premise and weaved in his own signature swearing-laden savage black political comedy stylings – which includes the cast keeping their British & American accents.
Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine, Simon Russell Beale, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor star in the film which opens October 20th in the UK, no U.S. date has yet been set.