Iannucci’s Death of Stalin heads for UK shoot
Armando Iannuccci is to direct The Death of Stalin, which is setting up for a summer shoot in the UK.
The film is based on the 2011 acclaimed French graphic novel by Fabien Nury which depicts the chaos that reigned following the death of the Soviet dictator in 1953.
The satirical film marks Iannucci’s first as director since In the Loop in 2009; he has also written the screenplay.
French film company Quad Productions is the main company behind the project; they are fielding the three producers who were behind The Intouchables and Heartbreaker, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun and Nicolas Duval-Adassovksy. The Death of Stalin marks their first English-language film.
A very well-known UK producer is also on board – details are on PI along with the name of the casting director and the start date for principal photography.
More crucial UK HoDs are expected to be confirmed very soon, so subscribers should follow the film on our site to receive email updates as specifics are locked down.
Non-subscribers can click here for a demo during which they will be guided remotely around the site.
Also on The Knowledge
Filming gets underway this week in London on the second series of Save Me for Sky.
ScreenSkills’ production co-ordinator training programme is now open for applications for the London-based part of the scheme.
The BFI has launched a short-form animation fund alongside new research, which both aim to support growth in the UK animation sector.
Filming begins next month in Bath on Invisible, a new crime drama from the producers of Poldark and Victoria.
Luther creator Neil Cross has penned a new ITV drama, Because the Night.
Filming gets underway this week on Jolt, a new action-comedy starring Kate Beckinsale.