11th Aug2017

‘The Death of Stalin’ gets a poster and trailer

by Phil Wheat

The Death of Stalin is the latest feature film from one of Britain’s finest comedic talents, Armando Iannucci, the Oscar nominee and Emmy winner behind In the Loop, The Thick of It and Veep.

Based on the The Death of Stalin graphic novel by by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin; and packed with Iannucci’s trademark wit and irreverence and features an ensemble cast, including Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Simon Russell Beale, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine and Olga Kurylenko. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.

On the night of 2nd March 1953, a man is dying. The man is Joseph Stalin, dictator, tyrant, butcher as well a Secretery General of USSR. A terrible stroke is wracking his entire body. He is drooling. He is pissing himself. He is about to kick the bucket and if you play your cards right, his job is yours for the taking.

If you haven’t seen them yet, check out our The Death of Stalin graphic novel review AND an interview with Armando Iannucci regarding the adaptation…

The Death of Stalin is due out on 20th October 2017.



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