11th Jul2017

Interview: Armando Iannucci talks ‘The Death of Stalin’

by Phil Wheat

July 25th sees the bookstore release of The Death of Stalin – ​the graphic novel​ ​​that​ ​inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie,​ ​which hits cinemas soon and includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi (Broadwalk Empire, Reservoir Dogs), Rupert Friend (Homeland),​ ​Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Simon Russell Beale (Penny Dreadful) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, Arrested Development).

The Death of Stalin is a darkly comic tale about the power vacuum left behind by Stalin’s death. When the leader of the Soviet Union,​ ​Joseph Stalin, has a stroke – the political gears begin to turn, plunging the super-state into darkness, uncertainty and near civil war. The struggle for supreme power will determine the fate of the nation and of the world. And it all really happened.​

In this​ ​​special ​advance interview ahead of​ ​​the graphic novel​ ​release,​ ​Veep​ ​creator ​​and the writer/director of The Death of Stalin movie​ ​chats​ ​about ​how he first discovered the graphic novel that inspired his new​ ​movie, the changes he had to make from printed page to​ ​celluloid screed, and if he had any of the actors in mind whilst reading the graphic novel.

And you can check out our The Death of Stalin graphic novel review here

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