Brad Pitt To Play Gen. Stanley McChrystal In ‘The Operators’ Movie
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Which actor would you want to play you in a movie about your life? If you're a man, I'm guessing Brad Pitt is at the top of the list.
Well, for Gen. Stanley McChrystal the dream is about to become a reality.
Pitt is slated to star in The Operators, a film adaptation of Michael Hastings book about McChrystal, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan is based on the Rolling Stone article, “The Runaway General” that Hastings wrote in 2010.
At the time, McChrystal was the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He resigned shortly after the article was published, writes Biography.com:
In the piece, McChrystal said he was "pretty disappointed" by his first meeting with President Obama, and dismissed Vice President Joe Biden with several crude jokes. He also expressed his frustration with key members of White House leadership, referring to them as "clowns."
Variety reports Pitt's production company, Plan B, will help finance the film. David Michôd will write and direct.
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