The Death of Stalin gets new trailer, US release date

The Death of Stalin is now imminent.

From the creator of Veep, In the Loop and The Thick of It, The Death of Stalin is a pitch-black comedy of errors revolving around a dictatorship in crisis—and you can watch the new teaser for the movie now.

Set in the 1953 Soviet Union, the movie follows a group of high-ranking, thoroughly soulless government officials jockeying for power after the sudden collapse of Joseph Stalin. It is based on a  graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin. 

The new teaser, a tongue-in-cheek compilation of riot footage and protest marches repurposed as propaganda for the movie, is the first to announce a release date for the movie since it was picked for distribution by IFC Films. 

The cast of the movie, all of whom appear to be having a great time treating each other like absolute garbage, includes Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Paddy Considine, Michael Palin, and Rupert Friend.

It's a welcome return to the big screen for Iannucci, whose last film, In the Loop, saw release way back in 2009. But don't think he's left television behind—the writer is also developing an outer space-set half-hour comedy for HBO.

The Death of Stalin will be released on March 9, 2018. Check out the first trailer for the movie here.