War Machine — New Trailer

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added: Wed, May 10th '17

Winning a war is complicated stuff, and it's certainly not easy. But it seems Brad Pitt's Army General Glen McMahon is up for the task. The problem is, the American government doesn't want him to win, they want him to "clean up the mess."

Check out a brand-new trailer for "War Machine," the new original film from Netflix, starring Pitt as a satirized version of Stanley McChrystal, a real-life, four-star Army general who in 2009 was appointed to command the war efforts in Afghanistan.

Known for a having a tell-it-like-it-is attitude, McChrystal would eventually get fired from his position and forced into retirement after a 2010 Rolling Stone article by journalist Michael Hastings (and later a book on which the movie is based) published McChrystal's unflattering remarks about senior White House officials, including Vice President Joe Biden.

Directed and adapted by acclaimed Australian filmmaker David Michod (The Rover, Animal Kingdom), "War Machine" also stars Ben Kingsley, Tilda Swinton, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, John Magaro, Alan Ruck, RJ Cyler, Lakeith Stanfield, Will Poulter, Emory Cohen, and Meg Tilly.

The movie is set to premiere on Friday, May 26th only on Netflix.

synopsis:
A pitch-black war story for our times, writer-director David Michod (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 expose.

 

directed by   David Michod

starring   Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, RJ Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy, Meg Tilly

release date   May 26, 2017 (on Netflix)

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