Fresh off the success of “Straight Outta Compton,” Keith Stanfield has signed on to join Brad Pitt in Netflix’s political satire “War Machine,” TheWrap has learned. Will Poulter (“The Revenant”) is also in talks to join the young ensemble cast.
David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) will direct the film, which will debut in select theaters next year and stream exclusively on Netflix, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Michôd also wrote the movie, which is based on Michael Hastings’ bestselling book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.” Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing 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 very soon.
Pitt will be joined by Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen and John Magaro.
Stanfield can currently be seen playing Snoop Dogg in “Straight Outta Compton.” He also co-stars in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” and Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead.”
Stanfield, who just landed the lead role in Matt Ruskin’s indie drama about wrongfully convicted prisoner Colin Warner, is represented by Innovative Artists, manager Colin Stark and attorneys Lev Ginsburg and Grace Kallis.
Poulter will soon be seen alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “The Revenant.” He previously starred in “We’re the Millers” and “The Maze Runner.” He’s repped by WME and Hamilton Hodell.