March 1 (UPI) — Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming satire “War Machine.”
Directed by David Michôd, the film stars Brad Pitt and is set to begin streaming May 26. It is adapted from the book by the late journalist Michael Hastings — “The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.”
Also part of the movie’s ensemble are Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, R.J. Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy and Meg Tilly.
“A pitch-black war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd 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,” said a synopsis accompanying Wednesday’s 45-second, video clip.
“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.”