In the Loop 2009

In the Loop is an upcoming feature film directed by Armando Iannucci. It is an adaptation of the BBC TV series The Thick of It, and is a satire on Anglo-American politics in the 21st Century. The film is due to be released on 17 April 2009 in the United Kingdom.

Plot: The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn’t think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister’s chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war. If they don’t… well, they can always sack their Director of Communications Judy, who they never liked anyway and who’s back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who’s angry about a collapsing wall.

* Chris Addison as Toby
* Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker
* Anna Chlumsky as Liza
* James Gandolfini as General Miller
* Paul Higgins as Jamie
* Tom Hollander as Simon Foster

Watch In the Loop 2009 Trailer