“Read the Death of Stalin and just loved it. I started laughing the moment he died!” – David Mandel, showrunner of HBO’s Veep, writer of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, and SNL
July 25 sees the bookstore release of The Death of Stalin – the graphic novel that inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie, which hits theaters soon and includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi (Broadwalk Empire, Reservoir Dogs), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Simon Russell Beale (Penny Dreadful) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, Arrested Development).
In this special advance interview ahead of the graphic novel release, Veep creator and the writer/director of The Death of Stalin movie chats about how he first discovered the graphic novel that inspired his new movie, the changes he had to make from printed page to celluloid screed, and if he had any of the actors in mind whilst reading the graphic novel.
THE DEATH OF STALIN
Writer: Fabien Nury
Artist: Thierry Robin
Publisher: Titan Comics
HC, 120pp, $24.99
Bookstore on sale date: July 25, 2017
The graphic novel that inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie which includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor.
Fear, corruption and treachery abound in this political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin’s death in the Sovie