Brad Pitt to Star in Afghanistan War Biopic The Operators Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.14.2014
From the director of Animal Kingdom...
Brad Pitt has signed on to a new war film from Animal Kingdom director David Michod. THR reports that Pitt is set to star in and produce The Operators, based on the Michael Hastings book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan. Pitt will produce via his Plan B shingle.
The book is about General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. According to the book's description, McChrystal was known as a "rock star" among his staff and during a 2010 Europe trip where he was accompanied by Hastings (who was reporting for Rolling Stone), he made several statements openly bashing the Obama administration for what they saw as a lack of leadership and partying hard. He was fired after the Rolling Stone article was published.