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Watch the Trailer for 'War Machine,' Brad Pitt's New Netfix Movie

Marvel fans may have sat up a bit in their seats when they heard there was a new trailer for a film called War Machine, but no it is not about the character currently portrayed by Don Cheadle in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This War Machine is a film based on real events; a dark satirical look at the rise and fall of a four-star U.S. military general, as played by Brad Pitt.

Watch the teaser trailer here.

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The film will debut on Netflix on May 26, 2017, and it’s based on the nonfiction book by the late journalist Michael Hastings. From writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), it’s being described as a “pitch-black war story” centered on American’s war in Afghanistan.

According to its official description War Machine “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.”

The cast, like many Netflix movies these days, is quite stacked, including Tilda Swinton (also in the Netflix film Okja, which premiered a trailer yesterday), 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.

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