Accused of sexual assault, he was replaced by actress Andrea Riseborough.
Update of June 28, 2021: Tonight, France 3 will broadcast for the first time in clear two English-language films inspired by true stories: All the money in the world, by Ridley Scott, then Death of Stalin, by Armando Iannucci, released in December 2017 and April 2018 respectively at the cinema. Ironically, their fabrications were both marked by scandals of sexual assault: Kevin Spacey was kicked out of John Paul Getty’s biopic for this reason, and replaced by Christopher Plummer, then Jeffrey Tambor was fired from the series Transparent, and disappeared from the official English poster of the comedy, at the end of the promotion, while he had been entitled, like his colleagues Jason Isaacs, Steve Buscemi or Rupert Friend, to his own “character poster”. It was not, however, cut from the feature film.
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News of February 16, 2018: A few weeks before having been fired by Amazon from the series Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor was deleted from the British posters of the film Death of Stalin. In the first versions of the promotional visuals for the film directed by Armando Iannucci, the actor poses alongside Jason Isaacs in particular. But in a more recent version, Jeffrey Tambor has disappeared from the poster, replaced by actress Andrea Riseborough.
– Tom Gara (@tomgara) February 16, 2018
Death of Stalin banned from coming to Russia
Also note, Michael Palin has been replaced by Simon Russell. This poster modification had caused a lot of ink to flow at the time, internet users making the link between the disappearance of the actor from the poster and the replacement of Kevin Spacey by Christopher Plummer on the other project or reminding that Stalin had several of his enemies erased from official photos. In France, no problem of this type, because no actor appears on the poster!
Synopsis: On the night of March 2, 1953, a man died, devastated by a terrible attack. This man, dictator, tyrant, torturer, is Joseph Stalin. And if each member of his bodyguard – like Beria, Khrushchev or Malenkov – cheek thin, the supreme post of Secretary General of the USSR is within reach.