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Catch the first trailer for Armando Iannucci’s upcoming satire The Death of Stalin

11 August 2017

You can now get a sneak peek of The Death of Stalin, the upcoming Soviet farce from the creator of Veep and The Thick of It, Armando Iannucci.

Centring on the final days of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in 1953 and the subsequent power struggle, The Death of Stalin is an adaptation of Fabien Nury’s graphic novel of the same name.

The film features an all-star cast of British and American actors, including Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, Arrested Development‘s Jeffrey Tambor as Stalin’s brief replacement Georgy Malenkov, Monty Python star Michael Palin as Vyacheslav Molotov, Jason Isaacs as Georgy Zhukov, Simon Russell Beale as Lavrentiy Beria and Homeland actor Rupert Friend as Stalin’s son Vasily.

The Death of Stalin will screen at the Toronto Film Festival next month, with its UK release slated for 20 October 2017.

Source: The Guardian