Wednesday, April 24, 2024

First Look: Brad Pitt in His Netflix Film “War Machine” Based on Story About Disgraced General Stanley McChrystal


Circle May 26th for Netflix’s original movie “War Machine,” starring Brad Pitt as disgraced General Stanley McChrystal. David Michod, of “Animal Kingdom” fame, directs what looks like a bit of a send up of late journalist Michael Hastings’ now famous book. Hastings’ original piece about McChrystal in Rolling Stone forced the general to resign. The movie co-stars Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace and Meg Tilly– the latter MIA for some time. It will be nice to see her again. This is Pitt’s first non-theatrical release. But I wonder if we won’t see it in Cannes? Netflix paid $30 million for “War Machine.” They’re going to make a big, big deal of it!

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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