Teaser Trailer for David Michôd's 'War Machine' Featuring Brad Pitt
"That, General, you must know, is a war you will never win." Netflix has unveiled a teaser trailer for the new film from Animal Kingdom writer-director David Michôd, titled War Machine, based on the book by the late journalist Michael Hastings. The film has nothing to do with Iron Man or Marvel, or anything in that realm (despite the title). Brad Pitt plays a four star general involved in the Afghanistan war, who must deal with the repercussions of a challenging war. Described as a "pitch-black war story for our times", this seems like a brutally honest look at how bad the Afghanistan war really was. Also starring Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Keith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, RJ Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy and Meg Tilly. Get your first look below.
Here's the first teaser trailer for David Michod's War Machine, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd recreates a U.S. General's (Brad Pitt) 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. War Machine is both written and directed by Australian filmmaker David Michôd, of Animal Kingdom and The Rover previously. The film is based on the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings. Netflix will release Michôd's War Machine streaming starting May 26th this summer. Interested in this?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Loved Animal Kingdom, was disappointed with The Rover, rooting for Michod to get back on track. Also hoping Pitt isn't reprising his Aldo Raine character from Inglorious Basterds...
cuckoozey on Mar 1, 2017
Looking forward to this!
FuziJuzi on Mar 1, 2017
Well, Pitt scared me with this kind of acting. I mean, it does sound as overdoing. As for director, I'm interested ...
shiboleth on Mar 1, 2017
Netflix is legit.
DAVIDPD on Mar 1, 2017
Well I am pumped! Loved both Animal Kingdom and The Rover, but have to admit that they were a bit too grim/somber for their own good... so I'm glad to see Michod is trying his hand at a comedy/satire now. Looks along the lines of Burn After Reading.
Terry Craig on Mar 1, 2017
How bad the Afghanistan war really *is*. There are still 5,000 plus U.S. troops over there, still sustaining casualties. As an OEF (Arghandab River Valley 2011-2012) veteran, I can attest to how much of a hellhole that country was and is. Not a huge Pitt fan but I'm still looking forward to this.
James Johnston on Mar 1, 2017
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