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Veep creator 'loosely' interprets Soviet history in the hilarious trailer for The Death of Stalin

Sixty-five years ago, Joseph Stalin had a stroke and died. Judging by the "loose" interpretation of events on display in the trailer for Veep creator Armando Iannucci's forthcoming film, The Death of Stalin, the ensuing battle for leadership in Stalin's vacuum was darkly hilarious.

Despite being a Russian period piece, the actors — including Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, and Rupert Friend — noticeably don't use accents. In fact, if you're looking for much historical accuracy at all, this might be the film to skip. However, if you're on board with a brilliantly absurd political satire, The Death of Stalin opens in theaters on Oct. 20 and you can watch the trailer below. Jeva Lange