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Netflix beefs up its war room with Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine’
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Another war movie for Netflix.
The film will apparently be a “satirical comedy” informed in part by late journalist Michael Hastings’s 2011 book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. Pitt will play a character modeled on Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of American and international forces in Afghanistan and a central character in the book. Hastings’s 2010 Rolling Stone story about McChrystal, “The Runaway General,” led to McChrystal’s resignation. Hastings was killed in a car accident in 2013, though the circumstances around his death were mysterious.
David Michod, who directed the 2010 sleeper hit Animal Kingdom, will helm the film. Pitt’s production company, Plan B, picked up the rights to the book last year.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.