Netflix (NFLX) announced Monday that it’s producing War Machine, a satirical comedy featuring Brad Pitt. The movie will appear in select theaters and on Netflix online in 2016.
The movie is inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.
“War Machine is a rip-roaring, behind-the-facade tale of modern war decision-makers, from the corridors of power to the distant regions of Americas ambitions,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, in a statement. “Brad and David are a perfect team to make this timely, compelling and entertaining film.”
And here’s the plot of the film, according to Netflix:
Citing other reports, Business Insider wrote that the film, which Pitt is producing and will be available exclusively to Netflix subscribers, was acquired for about $30 million. If correct, that sum would make the movie the biggest feature film acquisition buy for Netflix in its history, the article said.
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“We are so excited to be a part of the inspiring commitment by Netflix to produce cutting-edge content and to deliver it to a global audience,” said Pitt in a statement.