“I din’t come here to manage this war and I sure as shit didn’t come here to close it out,” Brad Pitt’s super confident (and mindfully over the top) General Glen McMahon explains during the opening moments of the new trailer for Netflix’s somewhat absurd War Machine. “I came here to win.”
Adapted from The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings, War Machine is part reality, part parody - dissecting the constantly moving line that separates the two.
Directed by David Michôn (Animal Kingdom), the film tells the story of an uppity general who simply put, can’t keep his mouth shut - even to a journalist who would ultimately bring him down.
Emory Cohen, RJ Tyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, Meg Tilly, Tulsa Swinton and Sir Ben Kingsley costar.
The film will be released globally on Netflix on May 26, 2017. Select theaters in New York City and Los Angeles offering the “theatrical” experience that same day.
Check out the trailer below.