'War Machine' Spoilers, News & Update: Brad Pitt Stars As McMahon, First Trailer Revealed By Netflix

By Carrie Winters - 02 Mar '17 07:59AM
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Netflix has just released a trailer for its new film "War Machine." The film is starred by Brad Pitt who portrays the role of Glenn McMahon.

According to a report, "War Machine" is based on a best-selling book by Michael Hastings titled "The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan." McMahon's character is based on General Stanley McChrystal. He is a four-star general who became a target of a journalist's expose. Before he was exposed he led the NATO forces in Afghanistan.

In the meantime, Netflix has reportedly shot War Machine all around the world that costs the streaming service $60 million. The film stars Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace and Keith Stanfield. The story from the book is a non-fiction account of a war in Afghanistan that lasted for 13 years.

A report indicated that Pitt was supposed to portray Gen. McChrystal's character in War Machine. The character instead had been reconfigured into Gen. McMahon that is still played by Pitt in the film. It seems that the production tried to keep away from the original characters from the book.

"War Machine" is still a story of McChrystal who stated remarks towards Vice-president Joe Biden. The article has been by Hastings in Rolling Stone. The magazine published the article in 2010 and then Pres. Barack Obama contacted McChrystal to the White House and accepted his resignation.

Meanwhile, the first trailer of War Machine gives fans a glimpse on how the story will unfold in the film. David Michod is the one who has written the story for the film and it is produced by Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

Pitt's Plan B label is also a part of the production for "War Machine." Gardner and Kleiner have worked with films like Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave. They already got two Oscar awards. The film is set to stream on Netflix in May 26.

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