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Brad Pitt comedy coming to Netflix

Brad Pitt comedy coming to Netflix

Netflix has acquired the satirical comedy "War Machine," with Brad Pitt set to star as General Stanley McChrystal, adding a major dose of star power to the streaming service's growing stable of original films. Netflix, which announced the acquisition Monday, will produce the film, to be directed by Australian filmmaker David Michod ("Animal Kingdom," ''The Rover"). Shooting is set to begin in August, with the movie scheduled for release on Netflix sometime next year. "War Machine" is based on Michael Hastings' book "The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan." Hastings penned...

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