Netflix Acquires Brad Pitt’s Film ‘War Machine’

Satirical comedy based on Michael Hastings’ bestselling book

Netflix has made its biggest film acquisition to date, acquiring the distribution rights to Brad Pitt-starrer War Machine.

The film, directed by David Michod, is based on Michael Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan. Pitt stars as a four-star U.S. military general, who is based on the real-life General Stanley McChrystal, who served as a commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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.” 

Netflix will produce the film with Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce with Ian Bryce. War Machine will be released globally on the streaming service as well in select theaters in 2016.