Armando Iannucci Working on a Comedy About The Death of Stalin
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
What’s funny about the death of Stalin? Leave it to Armando Iannucci to make it probably one of the funniest things that will hit the big screens in a long time.
It’s getting safer and safer to say that Armando Iannucci is one of the most brilliant minds when it comes to political comedy. In The Loop, The Thick of It, and Veep always hit the marks of being both undeniably hysterical and incredibly poignant.
So, the idea of him working on his next feature project that’s “…a sort of comedy about the death of Stalin,” is pretty exciting. He’s still developing it, but we can only try and imagine what Stalin jokes he has percolating in his brain.
We wouldn’t be surprised at all if this become a sort of textbook to satirize dictators. After all, Iannucci has lectured intelligence agencies on comedy.