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Brad Pitt Will Star as General Stanley McChrystal in 'The Operators'!

Brad Pitt Will Star as General Stanley McChrystal in 'The Operators'!

Brad Pitt has signed on to star as General Stanley McChrystal in the upcoming movie The Operators!

The 50-year-old actor will also be a producer on the film, which is an adaptation of journalist Michael Hastings‘ 2012 book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.”

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The movie, which will be written and directed by David Michod, will center on “the rise and fall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.”

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  1. 26
    Cassi Says:

    @Ian:
    David Fincher’s movies usually are too dark for Awards

  2. 27
    troll alert Says:

    Everyone in HW knows that Pitt and Kerr are lovers. Just google it.

  3. 28
    OT Says:

    David Fincher is out of Steve Jobs movie due to disagreement with Sony.

  4. 29
    also Says:

    IF Brad will act on this, he could be doing a smaller role like he did in TYAS…as always, it is best to wait & see and hear the words directly from Brad or Angie and/or wait until they step onto a set.

  5. 30
    Ian Says:

    The Social Network was a masterpiece. This looks likes like Zodiac. The Unbroken preview was 1000 better then this. Not a surprise. Peope at cinemacom said that the footage from GG was no match for Unbroken.

  6. 31
    Poor Angie Says:

    @troll alert:
    Everyone as in crazy days and fatfcks. Yes that is certainly everyone. Google takes me to the two sites mentioned. Sorry loser. That isn’t everyone. I guess handler is fcking Justin then.

  7. 32
    tweet Says:

    simone ‏@goslingbieber now

    Brad Pitt is, always has been and always will be hot

  8. 33
    Cassi Says:

    @also:
    I think Brad will play Gen. Stanley McChrystal, this is a complex role.

  9. 34
    well well Says:

    @OT:

    Not really surprised. Sony is in a cost cutting mood and Fincher did not please the studio with Girl/Tattoo results.

    Personally I thought Sony remade this film too soon after the original one which was excellent.

  10. 35
    Observer2 Says:

    #27 @troll alert:

    So, you’ve talked to everyone in HW? LMAO! No, it’s just your other 6 besties at Fat Fvcks R Us, Ianisalyin’ and cray, cray, days and nights.

  11. 36
    Wonderbust Says:

    @troll alert:
    LMAO your source, copy and pasted it for you

    “CRAZY DAYS AND NIGHTS IS A GOSSIP SITE. THE SITE PUBLISHES RUMORS, CONJECTURE, AND FICTION. IN ADDITION TO ACCURATELY REPORTED INFORMATION, CERTAIN SITUATIONS, CHARACTERS AND EVENTS PORTRAYED IN THE BLOG ARE EITHER PRODUCTS OF THE AUTHOR’S IMAGINATION OR ARE USED FICTITIOUSLY. INFORMATION ON THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN ERRORS OR INACCURACIES; THE BLOG’S PROPRIETOR DOES NOT MAKE WARRANTY AS TO THE CORRECTNESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE’S CONTENT. LINKS TO CONTENT ON AND QUOTATION OF MATERIAL FROM OTHER SITES ARE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CRAZY DAYS AND NIGHTS”

  12. 37
    Poor Angie Says:

    People magazine being very messy and once again blaming Angie
    http://www.people.com/people/mobile/article/0,,20806750,00.html

  13. 38
    Poor Angie Says:

    This is what the link says
    The Breakup: Taken from Jennifer Aniston’s post-split dig at Angelina Jolie, the “Uncool” is a separation where apparent dalliances with a third party are the source of turmoil. Sometimes the cheating rumors turn out to be nothing … and other times, the ex moves in with the suspected party and starts adopting kids.

    The Couples: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan

  14. 39
    Poor Angie Says:

    Wasn’t it people magazine that reported GOOP and Chris were cheating on each other. So why is Angelina mentioned in the cheater section but not GOOP.

  15. 40
    Poor Angie Says:

    This is what People magazine said about GOOP . This magazine is do bias. Didn’t they say they cheated.

    The Breakup: As Gwyneth Paltrow would say, “By choosing to handle your uncoupling in a conscious way, regardless of what’s happening with your spouse, you’ll see that although it looks like everything is coming apart; it’s actually all coming back together.” Simply put, it’s a celebrity split that shocked us, but we later realized was a well thought-out and responsible decision.
    The Couples: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler

  16. 41
    lol Says:

    @Poor Angie:

    Nobody cares tampon. lol

  17. 42
    busted Says:

    @lol:

    Thank you. Seriously some trolls are very desperate.

    Anyone here watching Resurrection. I missed 2 episodes and finally caught up. It is a great show. So many twist. I hope the final episode this season is a crazy as it looked in the previews. Brad and Plan B have a hit and I will so stick to watching it. I have no doubt it will be renewed for a couple of seasons..

  18. 43
    fyi Says:

    2014 Cannes Film Festival
    .
    What Films Will Show Up at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival?
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    Line-up to be announced this Thursday, April 17
    .

    This Thursday, April 17, the complete 2014 Cannes Film Festival line-up will be announced and while this will be my first year since 2010 that I won’t be in attendance I still can’t help but be curious and excited. We know Grace of Monaco will serve as the opener and have also learned in the last 48 hours Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice won’t be in attendance, which eliminates two of the potentially major entrants, but what’s left?
    .
    It’s more or less confirmed David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars will be in the line-up. Other very likely candidates include Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit), Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman and The Rover starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce. I expect The Rover will be a Director’s Fortnight entrant.
    .
    Other strong competitors with a larger amount of audience awareness include Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, Thomas Vinterberg’s Far from the Madding Crowd, The Search from Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) and Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall.
    .
    Then, of course, you have Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner and Sony Pictures Classics recently set a July 25 release date for Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, which makes it a very likely entrant.
    .
    Perhaps Ryan Gosling’s How to Catch a Monster, Stephen Frears’ Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic or Ryan Murphy’s HBO drama The Normal Heart starring Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons, Mark Ruffalo and Jonathan Groff.
    .
    We already know Party Girl, directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, will open the Un Certain Regard selection, a line-up that pretty much always features a Sundance standout, which, to me, suggests something like Whiplash is likely to show up.
    .
    Mathieu Amalric may be on hand with his latest directorial effort The Blue Room and perhaps Olivier Assayas with Clouds of Sils Maria starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. Zhang Yimou’s Coming Home has a chance and The Cut from Fatih Akin starring Tahir Rahim (A Prophet, The Past).
    .
    One big question is what “big” films might be in attendance and the list is a short one. Looking at the summer release dates, the best bets are on Maleficent and How to Train Your Dragon 2. I’ve heard some people suggest X-Men: Days of Future Past, but that seems incredibly unlikely to me.
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    We’ll know soon enough, which films will make the final list and I’ll have that list for you early Thursday morning as the press conference announcing the line-up begins at 11 AM CEST / 2 AM PST, this Thursday, April 17. See you then.
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    http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/films-will-show-2014-cannes-film-festival/

  19. 44
    fyi Says:

    Brad Pitt’s Middle Eastern War Epic The Operators Lands A Director
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    While some may be wary about how Hollywood treats certain hot button topics, there certainly remains no paucity of movie stars who want to at least address the issues. So it goes for an adaptation of The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan. Brad Pitt is attached to produce and star in the film as outspoken General Stanley McChrystal, who was fired from his post in the aftermath of a scathing Rolling Stone article where he candidly took shots at the current administration and reflected sharp skepticism regarding the current course of action. A hot potato, this project, and now a director is picking it up. Hopefully with oven mitts.
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    David Michod is the man behind the camera for The Operators, according to THR. The Australian director put his stamp on the industry with 2010′s intense suspense thriller Animal Kingdom, where he depicted the dissolution of a family of criminals. His latest is The Rover, where Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce face off in a post-apocalyptic nightmare world. Apparently someone has seen enough of that latest movie to be hired by Pitt’s Plan B production company (also behind 12 Years A Slave) to take the reins of this sure-to-be-controversial film.
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    McChrystal was one of the more prominent political voices in the Middle East. An outspoken critic of the war, McChrystal was nonetheless a highly-decorated commander, credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who led Al Quaeda in Iraq. However, he also cited “public embarrassment” when he wrongly classified the death of Ranger Pat Tillman as “friendly fire,” a justification that drew deserved heat from those investigating the circumstances of the soldier’s death. Pitt, who will next be seen leading a battalion in Fury and has a pretty full dance card beyond that, will have to call upon every last ounce of his movie stardom to bring this man’s storyline to life.
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    The Rolling Stone article and subsequent book here penned by Michael Hastings, so you have to believe that perhaps Hastings will be a character in the film. Hastings eventually became an ardent investigator of the government’s many surveillance tactics, particularly uncovering how the government was tracking and labeling Occupy Wall Street protestors. In June last year, he passed away in a violent car accident, prompting those who knew him closely to cast suspicions on his passing. Hastings had claimed he was honing in on a major story, and while all intelligence agencies claimed they were not involved in his passing, the crash remains a source of contention today. Hastings’ final article was published to BuzzFeed a couple of weeks earlier. It’s title was Why Democrats Love Spying On Americans.
    .
    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Brad-Pitt-Middle-Eastern-War-Epic-Operators-Lands-Director-42550.html

  20. 45
    tweet Says:

    I hope Gone Girl does well for JP friend David F…the book was popular, so that is a good sign. I agree that is more of a thriller than award-type movie, but who knows. Trent did the score for TNS, too:

    Trent Reznor ‏@trent_reznor
    Gone Girl – first look at the new David Fincher film I’m scoring right now w Atticus: http://goo.gl/iKTJFg

  21. 46
    Wonderbust Says:

    @lol:
    Not tampon. He would never give Angelina a compliment. You can always tell when Tampon is trolling because of the language he uses.

  22. 47
    FF slutssss Says:

    Mary Osei, stop trolling this thread!

  23. 48
    Kim Says:

    @Wonderbust: That’s true TamWrong would NEVER complement Brad or Angie.He would confirm that he is Gay Costa Rican man before saying something positive about AJ

  24. 49
    Kim Says:

    @Kim: compliment

  25. 50
    i'm interested Says:

    i’ll see it
    i hope his acting takes away military worship or at least doesn’t promote military worship. I hope its fair and balanced and puts a proper negative light on this guy.

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