Now that Amazon has tasted some Oscar Gold, it looks like Netflix is putting the pedal to the medal when it comes to big film projects. Yesterday we brought you the first trailer for Bright, from Will Smith and David Ayer. Today, we get a black comedy about the military starring Brad Pitt and directed by the man who brought us Animal Kingdom, David Michôd. You can’t really tell much about the film, from this trailer, but one thing really struck me. Brad Pitt looks a lot like George Clooney.
A pitch-black war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an absurdist look at a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on one of the most polarizing war figures of a generation: successful, charismatic four-star General Stanley McChrystal, who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.
Along with Pitt, the film also stars: Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, RJ Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy, and Meg Tilly. War Machine is available on Netflix starting May 26th.