eOne have today unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming satrical comedy The Death of Stalin, which can be viewed in the player below!

The Death of Stalin is the latest film from the acclaimed writer/director Armano Iannucci, the man behind Veep, In The Loop and The Thick of It. Co-written by David Schneider, Ian Martin, and Peter Fellows, the film follows the days after Stalin’s collapse and the tussles and fights between his core team as they fight for control. And, of course, hilarity ensures.

The Death of Stalin Poster

Steve Buscemi leads the cast that also features Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Whitehouse and Jeffrey Tambor star in the film which is released later this Autumn and is set to debut at this year’s Toronto Film Festival next month. The film is already being touted as one of the films of the year and we cannot wait to see what this one has in store!

Here’s the official synopsis:

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci.

In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.

A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.

The Death of Stalin opens in UK cinemas on October 20th with the US release not yet set.