The Death of Stalin – Armando Iannucci Talks About The Graphic Novel That Inspired His Last Movie

July 25 sees the bookstore release of The Death of Stalin – ​the graphic novel ​that inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie, ​ ​which hits theate​r​s 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.​

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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.

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