Magazine article Screen International

Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin' Cast Revealed as Shoot Begins

Magazine article Screen International

Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin' Cast Revealed as Shoot Begins

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Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin has begun principal photography today, with filming to take place in England and Ukraine.

Based on graphic novel The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian leader's stroke in 1953 as his core team of ministers tussle for control.

The film stars Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Simon Russell Beale (Into the Woods), Paddy Considine (Macbeth), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion), Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Paul Whitehouse (Alice in Wonderland) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) with Adrian McLoughlin (Thunderpants) as Stalin.

The Death of Stalin is a Quad, Main Journey production, in co-production with Gaumont.

Iannucci, the Oscar-nominated writer behind HBO satire Veep and feature In The Loop, has written the screenplay with David Schneider and Ian Martin with additional material by Peter Fellows. …

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