When a movie is starring both Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor, it deserves your attention. The Death of Stalin is the latest film from Armando Iannucci, who you might remember stepped down as showrunner on Veep to work on this project.
The political comedy is set in 1953, and is based on the Titan Comics graphic novel by writer Fabien Nury. It follows the chaos and power struggles that ensue after Joseph Stalin has a stroke.
In addition to Buscemi and Tambor, you’ll also find Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend and Simon Russell in this film. It’s expected to be released in September. We’ll update this post once they give an official release date.
For now, check out the synopsis and trailer below…
“On the night of March 2, 1953, a man is dying. The man is Joseph Stalin, dictator, tyrant, butcher as well a Secretary 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.”