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War Machine (2017): Brad Pitt Campaigns Afghanistan (Teaser)

Brad Pitt as Gen. McMahon in 'War Machine' | Credit: Netflix

A satirical action movie where Brad Pitt stars as Gen. McMahon ready to deploy a campaign in the chaotic Afghanistan.

Written by,
Sean Wall

It’s truly the dawning of a new entertainment world as Netflix is producing comedies, kids’ series, TV dramas, stand-up comedy specials, and theatrical feature films captivating audiences all over. That unwavering success continues as Netflix released the long-awaited trailer for Brad Pitt’s newest movie, ‘War Machine’ this past Wednesday. ‘War Machine is the upcoming satire on the war in Afghanistan based on the best-selling book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by the late journalist Michael Hastings.

For more than a year the principal photography wrapped up but the premiere was pushed back due to Pitt working on Allied with Marion Cotillard. Seeing Brad Pitt in this no-nonsense demeanor is certainly a different feel of the suave style characters he’s played in the past (i.e. World War Z, Mr. & Mrs. Smith). However, this isn’t the first time Pitt enters the battlefield as he played starring roles in Fury (2014), Inglorious Basterds (2009), & Troy (2004)

Here’s the official synopsis:

“An absurdist 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 exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident match right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-hold-barred exposé.”

Joining Pitt in ‘War Machine’ is a stellar cast including Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Choen, John Magaro, RJ Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy, and Meg Tilly. Brad Pitt will also serve as producers along with Ian Bryce, Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

Here’s the official teaser:

‘War Machine’ will be available on Netflix, May 26th.

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