death-of-stalinChristopher Willis is currently recording his score for the upcoming comedy The Death of Stalin. The film is directed by Armando Iannucci (In the Loop) and stars Adrian McLoughlin, Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine and Olga Kurylenko. The movie is based on the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury & Thierry Robin and chronicles the chaotic days before Joseph Stalin’s funeral, marked by fierce infighting for the supreme power. Iannucci also co-wrote the screenplay with David Schneider, Ian Martin and Peter Fellows. Yann Zenou, Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky & Laurent Zeitoun (The Intouchables, Heartbreaker) and Kevin Loader (The Lady in the Van, Hyde Park on Hudson) are producing the project. Willis is recording his score at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. The composer has previously collaborated with Iannucci on HBO’s hit series Veep, which will return for a sixth season on April 16, 2017. The Death of Stalin is expected to be released later this year by IFC Films.