The leader of the Soviet Union, Stalin, has the entire country in his grip and rules through fear. Then he dies suddenly, throwing the regime into chaos. And creating a ruthless struggle for power. The creator of Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It and Veep is back creating mischief in the cinema. It may be eight years since the first time he took up the director’s chair for In The Loop, but Armando Iannucci still has politics in his sights.