New Trailer for David Michod’s ‘War Machine’

Brad Pitt‘s Darkly Satirical Tale

Netflix has released a new trailer for War Machine, the Brad Pitt‘s darkly satirical tale directed by Animal Kingdom‘s David Michod.

The movie is based on Michael Hastings‘ non-fiction book “The Operators,” and appears to be a harsh look at the United States’ military operations in Afghanistan.

Co-starring Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, RJ Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy, and Meg Tilly, the Netflix original film will arrive on May 26th. Check out the War Machine trailer below.

Brad Pitt‘s Darkly Satirical Tale

In a film 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 anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story 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 his own hubris and a journalist’s no-holds-barred expose. War Machine addresses the debt we owe to soldiers to question the purposes to which they are being directed.

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