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A first look at the Netflix original movie.






Based on the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings, Netflix's original production War Machine stars Brad PittTilda Swinton and Ben Kingsley, and is directed by David Michod (The Rover, Animal Kingdom). It hits the streaming service on May 26th, and as seems to be the norm now for Netflix's original movies, a cinema release isn't on the cards.


The official synopsis reads:

An absurdist war story 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 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.







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