Netflix acquire Brad Pitt film 'War Machine' which sounds a lot like Inglorious Bastards

The 'Fury' actor will star as the lead in yet another war film

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Netflix has really upped its game recently. Not only does the streaming service have some brilliant exclusive TV series –House of Cards, Daredevil, Orange is the New Black – but it has also began to acquire exclusive rights to big-budget, Brad Pitt-starring movies.

Teaming up with Pitt’s production company Plan B, Netflix will distribute the up-coming satirical comedy War Machine, releasing the film exclusively to subscribers in 2016 (until the limited theatre run at least).

The film will be based on the novel The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by Michael Hastings, and will focus on “a four star, 'rock star' general whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan.”

Already sounding a lot like Inglorious Bastards, War Machine stars Pitt as the rock star general who’s based on General Stanley McChrystal, who was the commanding general of international and US forces in Afghanistan before being dismissed by Obama.

 

The plot outline continues: “Determined to win the 'impossible' war once and for all with a radical new approach, the general and his motley staff of commanders and press advisers race across the globe navigating delicate international alliances and troop requests, the charged battlefield of Washington politics, the voracious appetite of the media, and the day-to-day management of the war itself – all the while struggling to stay connected to the lives of men and women out in the field."

According to Deadline, the movie will have a budget around the $30 million mark, the biggest investment Netflix has made so far in a feature film.

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