Four-star military general Daniel McMahon has been posted to Afghanistan and put in charge of US operations there -- a mission unlike any other he’s been involved in. Based on a true story, War Machine is heading for a digital debut on May 26, 2017.
With non-fiction war account The Operators as its basis, and with some names changed, War Machine stars Brad Pitt as General McMahon, a highly respected army officer given the task of sorting out the US Army’s predicament after eight years in Afghanistan.
But the rules of this conflict, and the conflicting aims of those involved, are not straightforward.
With Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), John Magaro (The Finest Hours), Scoot McNairy (Batman v Superman) and Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3) among the supporting cast, Pitt plays McMahon, who replaces the central character from The Operators, real-life general Stanley McChrystal, and Anthony Michael Hall plays Greg Pulver (in the book, General Mike Flynn).
Australian director David Michôd, who previously helmed crime thriller Animal Kingdom, directs the Netflix original film.
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