Wikipedia with video of the official UK trailer (01:51):
In the Loop is a 2009 British film directed by Armando Iannucci. It is a spinoff from the BBC Television series The Thick of It satirising Anglo-American politics in the 21st century. The film was released on 17 April 2009 in the United Kingdom.Howie P.S.: The film's underdog status is promoted here. USA Today touts it here and provides the screenplay online, along with most of the other Oscar-nominated flicks. Sadly, according to The Stranger, "there are currently no showtimes for In the Loop" in Seattle. Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!) talks with "In the Loop" director and co-writer Armando Iannucci, video (14:49).
In the film, the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. It stars Tom Hollander, Mimi Kennedy, James Gandolfini, Chris Addison, Peter Capaldi, Anna Chlumsky, Gina McKee, Steve Coogan and David Rasche. The film is a joint collaboration between BBC Films and the UK Film Council.