Armando Iannucci is a comedy genius, as anyone who's ever watched The Day Today will know, but here's more proof in the trailer for his directorial debut In The Loop. It's one of the funniest to land in our inbox for many moons.
With satirical skills as sharp as Iannucci's, the pre-Iraq invasion dossier-filled delirium of Westminster and Washington is a bit of an open goal, but judging by this, he's absolutely buried it.
With Blairite lampoonery ("To walk the road of peace, sometimes we need to be ready to climb the mountain of conflict." "The mountain of conflict? You sound like a Nazi Julie Andrews."), Peter C#p@ldi machine-gunning obscenities at all and sundry, and James Gandolfini in blazing form, it's going to be awesome. And informative. We think.
In The Loop is out on April 17.