Brad Pitt attached to The Operators

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 April 2014
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is attached to star in David Michod-directed 'The Operators' which is based on Michael Hastings' book of the same name

Brad Pitt is attached to star in 'The Operators'.

The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actor will work alongside 'Animal Kingdom' helmer David Michod, who will write and direct the project which is based on Michael Hastings' book of the same name, according to reports.

The Hollywood hunk will also produce with his Plan B banner - which worked on '12 Years A Slave' and 'World War Z' - opposite Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

Hastings' book accounts for the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, who was Commander of US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), after the journalist's month-long stay in Afghanistan.

The book was written following an article written by Hastings', published in Rolling Stone, which led to McChrystal's resignation in June 2010.

'The Operators' is backed by Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment, and it was announced by Brad Weston, New Regency's president and CEO.

Pitt will next hit the big screen in World War II drama 'Fury' later this year, where he will star opposite Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.

War Machine

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • 2h
  • Directed by: David Michôd
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Meg Tilly
  • UK release: 26 May 2017

General Glen McMahon (Pitt as a character based on real-life General Stanley McChrystal) is put in charge of leading US forces in Afghanistan, where he thinks he can fix the unfixable. A sometimes sophisticated critique of US warmongering is badly undermined by Pitt’s mannered performance, part Popeye, part Aldo Raine…