Brad Pitt‘s “War Machine” will stream on Netflix, and be seen in select theaters next year.
The company announced the acquisition of the satirical comedy directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) on Monday.
Michôd is also writing the movie based on Michael Hastings‘ bestselling book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” while Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce, along with Ian Bryce (“World War Z”).
“War Machine” follows a four star general (Pitt) whose impeccable track record lands him to command the American war in Afghanistan. Principal photography is scheduled to start in August.
“We are so excited to be a part of the inspiring commitment by Netflix to produce cutting-edge content and to deliver it to a global audience,” Pitt said in a statement.
Netflix COO Ted Sarandos added: “‘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. Brad and David are a perfect team to make this timely, compelling and entertaining film.”