Around this time last year, we selected The Death of Stalin as one of our most anticipated movies of the year, and can you blame us? It’s Armondo Iannucci’s first feature film since In The Loop, and in the eight long years since that film, he went and created a little series you might’ve heard of called Veep. Trouble was, The Death of Stalin didn’t come out in 2017, at least not in America – though it did play at the Toronto Film Festival, and we picked it as one of our most anticipated movies there. Can you tell we’re really amped about this one? Anyway, your film editor saw it at TIFF, and it was brilliant (of course), and now they’ve finally locked in a U.S. release date (March 9) and oh yeah, here’s a new trailer:
Having seen the movie (sorry, don’t mean to gloat) I can confirm that the trailer totally nails the picture’s tone, pace, and pitch-black humor; if anything, it’s a rare trailer that undersells the greatness of the product.
The Death of Stalin is out March 9 in limited release.