See Brad Pitt As Controversial War General In New Movie Trailer

The new Netflix movie, "War Machine," tells the story of General Stanley McChrystal.


Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for War Machine, its upcoming war movie that stars Brad Pitt as a real-life US Army general who fell from grace.

The movie tells the story of four-star General Stanley McChrystal (Glenn McMahon in the film), whose successful career included leading NATO forces in Afghanistan. His military career ultimately fell apart in the wake of a 2010 Rolling Stone profile in which he openly criticized White House leaders.

War Machine is based on the late author Michael Hastings' book, The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of Americas' War in Afghanistan. Hastings wrote the original Rolling Stone piece.

The movie also stars Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, and Topher Grace. It is directed by Animal Kingdom's David Michôd, and had a budget of $60 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It premieres on May 26.

In other Netflix news, you can see a roundup of all the movies and TV shows added to the service this month right here.

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