From Variety: “Will Poulter has closed a deal to join Brad Pitt in the Netflix black comedy “War Machine.”
Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen, John Magaro and Anthony Michael Hall are also on board, with “Animal Kingdom” helmer David Michod directing and writing. Netflix will open the film in select theaters next year as well as stream on the film on its online service.
Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing with Ian Bryce.
Based on Michael Hastings’ book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” the story follows a general, played by Pitt, whose track record lands him the commanding job in the American conflict in Afghanistan.
Principal photography is scheduled to start this fall.”