Hide the fax machines, Armando Iannucci is making a new movie. Fresh off his critical hit film The Death of Stalin, it was announced the man who created Veep out of his British political satire The Thick Of It, will direct In Too Deep for Levantine Films, according to Variety.
The screenplay was co-written by Iannucci and British comedy writer John Finnemore, best known for his radio sketch show John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, and the radio sitcom Cabin Pressure. There are no details about the plot. Levantine Films’ Tory Metzger will oversee production.
Ianucci exited Veep after four seasons as executive producer. The British writer and comedian won several Emmy awards for the HBO satire, and was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing the 2009 Tony Blaire era political film In the Loop, a spinoff of his BBC series The Thick of It. The film starred Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini.
Iannucci is also the creator of The Day Today, and directed the film Alan Partridge. He is currently working on The Personal History of David Copperfield, an adaption of the classic Charles Dickens novel. It was recently announced the David Copperfield film is rounding out its players, having cast Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh, and Rosalind Eleazar. Dev Patel will play the title character.
There will be more details on In Too Deep as they come in.