Brad Pitt And Director David Michod Adapting Stanley McChrystal's Story Into "The Operators" Film

Brad Pitt is keeping on with the theme of military films and, with the help of Animal Kingdom helmer David Michod, is tackling a fresh subject – the controversial Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. McChrystal first became a household name in the US, when he was profiled for Rolling Stone back in 2010.

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Pitt will produce via his Plan B label.

Michael Hastings’ profile easily sparked controversy, exposing the general and his staff's disdain for their superiors, including National Security Advisor James L. Jones, Vice President Biden and President Obama, and ultimately prompting McChrystal to resign.

Michod has been attached to write and direct this adaptation of the former army general’s story, with Pitt producing through his Plan B, along with New Regency and Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment, according to the LA Times

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The movie won’t actually be based on the 2010 profile. Instead, the story will be drawn from Hastings’ 2011 book“The Operators,” which expanded on his Rolling Stone article, “The Runaway General.” (Hastings died last June in a car crash in Los Angeles.) "The Operators" is currently in development. In the meantime, both Michod and Pitt are currently involved with other  projects. Michod's post-Apocalyptic thriller "Rover" opens June 13, while Pitt stars in the upcoming World War II drama "Fury".

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David Michod
David Michod has been attached to write and direct the project.


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