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Netflix teams with Plan B to produce movie starring Brad Pitt

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MUMBAI: Netflix has teamed up with Brad Pitt’s company Plan B to produce an original film War Machine starring Pitt.

The provocative satirical comedy from David Michôd will be exclusively available to members of Netflix globally and in select theaters next year.

Produced by Netflix and Pitt alongside his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and producer Ian Bryce, War Machine brings together Pitt with Michôd, the acclaimed Australian writer and director. Principal photography is scheduled to start in August.

Inspired by the best-selling book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late Michael Hastings, War Machineconcerns a four star, “rock star” general whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan.

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,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

“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,” added Pitt.

Michôd said, “I’m humbled to be making a big, bold movie about the whole sprawling, complex, cumbersome and crazy machinery of modern war and the many lives it touches.”   

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