The Death Of Stalin cast talks about inhabiting the characters closest to the Soviet dictator

Armando Iannucci’s new film, The Death Of Stalin, is a satirical look at the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death. In the film, Jason Isaacs and Andrea Riseborough star as Stalin’s field marshal, Georgy Zhukov, and daughter, Svetlana Stalina, respectively. At the Sundance premiere of…

Armando Iannucci on how he made a funny movie about Joseph Stalin

Armando Iannucci’s new film, The Death Of Stalin, is a satirical look at the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death. Iannucci, who created comedies The Thick Of It and Veep, is no stranger to political commentary, but he’s never dealt with material this weighty. We asked him about his…

The Death Of Stalin cast shares some advice to help us get through the current political hellscape

Armando Iannucci’s new film, The Death Of Stalin, is a satirical look at the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death. Iannucci, who created political comedies The Thick Of It and Veep, is no stranger to political commentary. At the Sundance premiere for the film, Iannucci, as well as…

Armando Iannucci on how to make smart comedy in today’s political climate

Nowadays, there’s an abundance of comedy addressing politics, with basically every late-night show—or even the Will & Grace revival—taking shots at the president with varying degrees of success. Armando Iannucci, who created political comedies The Thick Of It and Veep, knows how to do it smartly. At the premiere of…

Birdman’s Andrea Riseborough may be the villain in the Crow remake

After having a lot of trouble trying to find someone to play its eponymous vengeful goth spirit—and ultimately landing on Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston—The Crow remake seems to have found an actor for its villain with relative ease. As reported by Deadline, Birdman‘s Andrea Riseborough is “in negotiations” to play…