It has been announced that Netflix has acquired Brad Pitt’s new film, ‘War Machine.’ The satirical comedy, written and directed by David Michôd (‘The Rover,’ ‘Animal Kingdom’) marks the biggest film acquisition to date for the streaming service.
Inspired by the best-selling book ‘The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan’ by the late Michael Hastings, ‘War Machine’ concerns a four star, “rock star” general whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan. Determined to win the “impossible” war once and for all with a radical new approach, the general and his motley staff of commanders and press advisers race across the globe navigating delicate international alliances and troop requests, the charged battlefield of Washington politics, the voracious appetite of the media, and the day-to-day management of the war itself – all the while struggling to stay connected to the lives of men and women out in the field.
The film will be by produced by Netflix, Pitt, his Plan B production company partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and producer Ian Bryce (‘World War Z,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan’).
“‘War Machine’ is a rip-roaring, behind-the-facade tale of modern war decision-makers, from the corridors of power to the distant regions of America’s ambitions,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Brad and David are a perfect team to make this timely, compelling and entertaining film.”
“We are so excited to be a part of the inspiring commitment by Netflix to produce cutting-edge content and to deliver it to a global audience,” added Pitt.
Principal photography is set to begin in August. ‘War Machine’ will be exclusively available to members of the Internet TV service globally next year.