Armando Iannucci to Direct Satirical Film About Stalin

Armano Ianucci is coming back with a new movie; ‘Stalin’s death’.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Armando Iannucci  has announced his next project: he is going to direct and write a film adaptation of Fabien Nury’s acclaimed graphic novel ‘The Death of Stalin’.

The book was originally published in French ‘La mort de Staline’ (Death of Stalin) in 2011.  

The graphic novel is a satire. It opens in March 1953 during the Soviet dictator’s last days and narrates the chaos of the regime after his death.

It will be Iannucci’s second film, following 2009 made ‘In the Loop.’ 

No cast details have yet been announced but filming is due to start in 2016.

TRTWorld and agencies