Armando Ianucci, Creator Of ‘Veep,’ Will Write And Direct Political Satire Film, ‘The Death Of Stalin’

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Armando Ianucci, the creator of Veep, is ready to move on from the popular HBO show and he is one of the best at satire, with his upcoming project sure to be a success.

Ianucci is a genius in the genre of comedy and his hit HBO comedy Veep has earned 3 Emmy Awards, all for the outstanding acting of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, along with many other nominations for the actress and the show itself.

Despite the series’ popularity and its renewal for a fifth season, the series’ creator Armando Ianucci had decided to leave as the showrunner in order to have more personal time and be able to see his family.

Armando Ianucci will not be completely retired with the upcoming project The Death Of Stalin coming up, but a film is much less of a time commitment in comparison with a TV series. He has already proved that he is great at tackling both the subjects of politics and satire, and news of the film should excite plenty of Veep fans who are sad to see him leaving the show.

The Death Of Stalin will focus on the aftermath of Stalin’s final days as his regime begins to crumble and create chaos. While it doesn’t sound like much of a comedy plot-wise, the film is described as a satire, and Ianucci can certainly do that subject well.

The film is is set to be produced by Nicolas Duval, Laurent Zeitoun and Yann Zenou, the trio who produced the hit French dramedy The Intouchables. It will be the first English-language production for them and due to it being an international production, a release date in the United States is unclear. However, shooting of the film is set to bgin in 2016 and fans should keep their ears out for more details.

Armando Ianucci, in addition to creating the HBO comedy Veep, has also created the political satire TV series The Thick Of It, and its spin-off film In The Loop. He has also worked on a number of other comedy projects including Alan Partridge, which starred Steve Coogan.

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