Armando Iannucci on ‘The Death of Stalin,’ a “comedy of panic”

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Director Armando Iannucci’s new movie, ‘The Death of Stalin,’ explores the chaos surrounding the sudden death of dictator Joseph Stalin in 1953. Iannucci found that things that really happened were so crazy, he had to downplay reality for the film. Iannucci, known for his biting satirical takes on modern British and American politics in the TV shows ‘The Thick of It’ and ‘Veep,’ talks about finding a balance between comedy and terror for ‘The Death of Stalin.’ And he addresses his reaction to allegations against Jeffrey Tambor, who has a major role in his film.



Kim Masters


Kaitlin Parker