IFC Films has release an official trailer for its upcoming satirical comedy, The Death of Stalin. The film is base on a graphic novel of the same name by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin and translated from the French original La mort de Staline. The film make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017. The Death of Stalin is written and directed by Armando Iannucci (Veep, The Thick of It) with an ensemble cast of Steve Buscemi(Portlandia, Fargo), Simon Russell Beale(Into the Woods,Penny Dreadful), Jason Isaacs(Star Trek: Discovery, The OA), Rupert Friend(Homeland), Andrea Riseborough(Battle of the Sexes, Waco), Olga Kurylenko(Momentum, Vampire Academy), Richard Brake(Ray Donovan),Paddy Considine(Peaky Blinders), Michael Palin(Monty Python), Jonathan Aris(Rogue One, Morgan) & Jeffrey Tambor(Arrested Development, Transparent)
Here is the official synopsis for The Death of Stalin:
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.
The Death of Stalin will open in theater March 9th. Check out the official trailer below.