A red band trailer has been released for The Death of Stalin, the latest political satire from Armando Iannucci, the Emmy-winning creator of Veep and Oscar-nominated director of In the Loop.
The movie follows a group of people engaged in a power struggle to take control of the Soviet Union following the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953. It stars Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, and Andrea Riseborough.
You can read more about the movie and watch the new trailer below.
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 be released on March 9th.
Again, the new trailer is of the red band variety, so a NSFW warning is in effect. For those who are at work or have little ones running around, you can find a previously released green band trailer below.