Coming Distractions: Brad Pitt puts his spin on General Stanley McChrystal in the War Machine teaser
Brad Pitt’s got a knack for gregarious, heavily accented military men, and another one is on display in this teaser for War Machine. Animal Kingdom‘s David Michôd directs this Netflix adaptation of Michael Hasting’s book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in which Pitt is playing a thinly veiled version of controversial, loose-lipped General Stanley McChrystal. Hastings wrote the Rolling Stone article that revealed the friction between McChrystal’s staff and then-President Barack Obama’s and would ultimately lead to McChrystal losing his job. Pitt’s character is named McMahon. The first look at Michôd’s film plays up the bizarrely funny elements, and also offers glimpses of Lakeith Stanfield, Tilda Swinton, and Alan Ruck. Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, and Emory Cohen also star. War Machine drops May 26.