Just yesterday we previewed the new trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix film Okja, starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal. It was another move closer for Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company and the global streaming service, who also came together for the recent mini series The OA. Today sees another reveal from the pairing, this time with Pitt himself taking on a leading role. War Machine is interesting for a number of reasons. Not only is this another Pitt-led war story, but it comes from the director David Michod, whose Animal Kingdom remains one of the strongest feature debuts so far this century.

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.