Armando Iannucci is one of those guys whose mind you wish you could clone and absorb into yours. Or maybe we’re just weird like that. At any rate, the Veep creator is behind new biographical black comedy movie The Death of Stalin, and boy it looks like fun.
Before going all U.S. presidential, Iannucci also gave Alan Partridge a serious leg-up (he co-wrote it with Steve Coogan), made sure we were In the Loop in 2009 and also put us in The Thick of It.
The main theme here? Yep, politics – a-ha! The Death of Stalin, rather aptly, depicts the situation that surrounded the 1953 death of then Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin and the rampant politicing that ensued. But it does add quite a bit of rather silly humour to the situation.
Starring Steve Buscemi as Khruschev, alongside the likes of Rupert Friend, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs, Paddy Considine, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor and Monty Python legend Michael Palin, The Death of Stalin is set to hit Australian cinemas later this year. Which really doesn’t give it much time to get its you-know-what together, does it?
We hope that you enjoy this taste…