Thursday, April 18, 2024

Game Changer: Brad Pitt Takes Next Movie to Netflix, with Theatrical Release as Well


Score for Netflix: Brad Pitt’s next feature will debut on the subscription service in 2016 as well as in theaters. “War Machine” comes from David Michod, director of the great “Animal Kingdom” and the lesser “The Rover.” This is big news for Netflix, which now will flex its muscle simultaneously on their own platform and in movie theaters. The latter part of this news is to mollify theater operators who feel more and more cut out of what’s happening in Hollywood. This is no longer just Adam Sandler putting his unwanted movies on Netflix. Watch and see if this isn’t a game changer. “War Machine” is based on a book called “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America‚Äôs War in Afghanistan” by the late Michael Hastings.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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