Jun 10, 2015

    Pitt's next flick to screen on Netflix


    BRAD Pitt's next movie War Machine will be released exclusively on Netflix and in select theatres next year, the top streaming service announced on Monday.

    The deal is the latest by Netflix to bring original big-screen productions directly to the online service rather than launching them only with traditional theatrical releases.

    "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 the Hollywood A-lister.

    The movie, described as a provocative satirical comedy, tells the story of a "rock star" general whose lethal reputation and faultless track record catapult him to command the United States' war in Afghanistan.

    The film, which begins shooting in August, is based on the bestseller The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America's War In Afghanistan by Michael Hastings.

    Hastings was the Rolling Stone journalist who triggered the 2010 downfall of the US' Afghanistan commander, Stanley McChrystal.