Just yesterday we previewed the new
The film is based on the late journalist Michael Hastings’ book ‘The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan’. It details Hastings’ journey with General Stanley McChrystal in the war torn Middle East. Pitt is playing Gen. Dan McMahon, who is based on McChrystal. Okja’s Tilda Swinton is also in the mix as well as Alan Ruck, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Scoot McNairy and Meg Tilly.
The film will arrive on Netflix on the 26th of May. Here’s the first trailer.
War Machine Trailer
A pitch-black war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an absurdist look at a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on one of the most polarizing war figures of a generation: successful, charismatic four-star General Stanley McChrystal, who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.