IFC Films has set a March 9 U.S. release date for Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated writer-director Armando Ianucci’s The Death of Stalin. Scripted by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, the film is a Soviet-era satire based on the comic book The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Theirry Robin. The film stars Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs Andrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambor.
The Death of Stalin made its World Premiere at Toronto, and won three awards at the British Independent Film Awards. It will debut in the U.S. at the Sundance Film Festival in January in the Spotlight section. Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky and Kevin Loader produced, and Jean-Christophe Colson executive producing.