Netflix has today released the first official teaser trailer and first look images for its forthcoming feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, and Sir Ben Kingsley.
War Machine is the latest feature film from acclaimed director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom).
It will be released globally on Netflix on May 26, 2017.
An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates U.S. General Glenn McMahon’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 march 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-holds-barred exposé.
The Netflix original film is inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings.
Joining Pitt in War Machine is a highly decorated cast including Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, RJ Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy and Meg Tilly.
Ian Bryce and Plan B’s Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Brad Pitt serve as producers. James Skotchdopole serves as executive producer.
War Machine will be released globally on Netflix on May 26, 2017