THE DEATH OF STALIN – New Trailer for Armando Iannucci’s Soviet Satire September 28, 2017 “Nobody’s gonna get killed, I promise you!” Featuring an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor, THE DEATH OF STALIN is the new black comedy from ‘Veep’ and ‘The Thick of It’ creator Armando Iannucci. The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. Irish release date is October 20, 2017.